Interactive Writing

Just curious to know how many of you out there have read Interactive Writing by McCarrier, Pinnell and Fountas.

I’ve started reading it now that grad classes are over for 3 weeks.  What are your favorite ideas that you use from it in your kindergarten classroom?  I can’t wait to try the names chart–that’s a better approach to a name word wall I think!  Do you use this name chart in conjunction with a name word wall or just use the chart?  I think it would be double duty if you had both.

What are some other great AHA things from this book that you use?  I’m on chapter 2 and my goal is to finish tomorrow (Monday) or Tuesday.

Check out my calendar that I made:

I’m going to be holding a class to teach others how to make it soon!  (Sorry the lighting isn’t the best!).  🙂  We go back on the 15th!

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on August 1, 2011, in Interactive Writing, Language Arts/Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Could you share more about the name chart…I am trying to conserve on space-my word wall will need more room this year.I saved this book in my favorites!


  2. i LOVE the murals!! Can’t wait to try with my class this year!


  3. Could you explain how you made that really cute calendar?


    • kristenskreations

      Hi Jeana,
      I purchased a tutorial off Craft and it showed me how to create them using Stampin’ Up! products ( I can send you a catalog for $10 if you’re interested).

      Kristen 🙂


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