Try-It Sheet and Basic Writing Checklist for Young Writers

Try It Spelling Printable and Basic Writing Checklist for Young Writers

I have been busy creating many writing tools for my daughter, and sharing them with you!  I have been using a Try-It sheet with all three of my kids since they began writing, and used them back when I taught Kindergarten.  I have never shared a printable on my blog until now! 

How we use the Try-It Sheet

A young writer is often discouraged when words or sounds come up that s/he doesn’t know how to spell.  Instead of spelling words for my daughter I encourage her to try the word first, writing any sounds she hears in the word.  She then brings the paper to me and I show her the correct spelling.  If time permits we discuss the sounds she got right, and learn from her mistakes.  Sometimes it’s a quick pass back of the paper so writing can flow freely. 

Below you can see a peek at her recent Try-It Sheet…

Try-It Spelling Printable

 

Below you can see my daughter in action as she uses her Try-It Sheet.  She is using our writing paper and also something new we will be sharing very soon!  Here’s a peek from our Instagram!

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There’s also a basic early writing checklist in 2 formats.  One with a space for checking off when editing a paper, and one without check boxes to display on a wall or in a writing notebook.

Basic Writing Checklist Printable  Basic Writing Checklist Printable

 

Download your free Try-It Sheet and Basic Checklist here!

Young Writer Printables

 

Be sure to grab our free Choose Your Own Writing Paper Printable Pack and Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart too!

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Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart Printable

Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart Printables

Having a simple alphabet chart available for young writers can greatly assist with proper letter formation.  Hang a chart on the wall, keep a laminated copy on the table, or slip one in the front of the writing notebook if you use one.

Homeschoolers and classroom teachers use a variety of handwriting methods so I am offering a few different options!

There’s a regular manuscript font, a cursive font and a D’Nealian font. One blank, one with lines, and one with stroke help {numbers}.

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There’s also a box handwriting chart and an additional print font we like.

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Each page shown above is also included with a dotted font for tracing.

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Stay tuned, I have more fun and free printables that are all connected to our writing paper printables and alphabet chart printables!

Download your Choose Your Own Alphabet Charts here!

Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart

Be sure to grab our free Choose Your Own Writing Paper Printable Pack too!

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You Can Read Word Families ~ EN Word Family Printables

Recently we launched our new You Can Read Word Families program!  You can read more about it and see the first set shared, featuring _at word family printables. You can also see the _et Word Family in action here, our _ig Word Family in action here, the _op Word Family in action here, _ug word family in action here and _an here!

This week we are sharing _en word family printables with you!

en word family printables

We will be releasing 15 sets {three for each short vowel}.  I have already released free _at Q-Tip Painting, _at Word Puzzles, _et Play Dough Mats, _et Funny Font Word Hunt, _ig Mini Book, _op Roll and Graph and _an Worksheets. Sometimes you may also find entire sets free within blog posts!  Full sets will also be listed in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25 each and I am almost ready to begin selling the bundled set!

 

How we are Using These…

We are using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words. We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum.

Here’s a peek at what we used during this unit. She is picking up the word families much quicker now so we aren’t using as many of the activities.  Once she has mastered the words and feels confident, we move on. That’s why you’ll see less in this post than previous posts.

Funny Fonts ~ each word has a color, you can use dot paint or simply circle the words using crayons or markers. We have even used colored stickers to put on the words before!  The words are written in different fonts to give exposure to all sorts of writing.

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Word Search ~ all words are hidden and in left-right order to make it easier for younger kids.

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Sentence Search ~ we use two different colored markers for this activity.  One color for the focus words and one for any other words she can read independently.  Then at the end we read the sentences together her reading circled words and me reading the others. Funny thing, she’s advanced so much that she is circling all of the words on the page now! 

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A sign your child has progressed a lot with reading is when all of the words on the page are circled!

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Mini Book ~ cut out the pictures, color if desired, glue on the correct page!

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I hang her work up by her desk each week, here’s an end of the week photo. Only a few things since the words are being learned quickly!

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Would you like the entire en word family set?  You can grab it for FREE here, only on my blog!

Or you can buy in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Did you miss the AT word family printables, ET word family printablesIG word family printables, OP word family printables, UG word family printables, or AN word family printables?

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op-Word-Family-Printables312  ug-Word-Family-Printables31  an Word Family Printables

See our Word Family Pinterest board for more printables and ideas!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Word Family Fun on Pinterest

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Mr. Cookie Baker Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

We are loving our Kindergarten Literature Units,  and recently completed Mr. Cookie Baker!

Mr. Cookie Baker Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

We spread this unit out over two weeks, doing just a little each day.


Day One

On the first day we read the book together, and worked on our cookie graph together.

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She also completed the C is for Cookie activity, but I didn’t get a photo!

C is for Cookie Printable

 


Day Two

She loves working with money, so the coin matching and counting activity was a big hit.  We played “store” and bought and sold the cookies together, practicing naming the coins and adding them up.

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Practicing reading color words as she colors cookies.

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Day Three

Reading the book every day is probably her favorite thing. 

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We did the 3-Part Card matching…

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Unscramble and write the sentence

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Day Four

Sequencing the story…

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Drawing and writing

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Day Five

We used the Bible verse to discuss sharing cookies and how we want others to treat us.

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Comprehension questions at the end of the unit!

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Here’s a video of us doing the comprehension questions together…

 


Grand Finale ~ Cookie Baking

Of course we had to back cookies!  WE even used the recipe in the back of the book, which she LOVED!  My oldest son is our baker, so he led the entire process, which took a couple of days!

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All of our work from this unit!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

Mr. Cookie Baker Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables  Mr. Cookie Baker UnitMr. Cookie Baker Pinterest Board

If you blog about this unit will you let me know? 

Leave a link in a comment, email me, or share on my Facebook page?


See More Kindergarten Literature Units here!

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See other Kindergarten Literature Units in action…

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  My-Cats-Nick-and-Nora-Kindergarten-L[1]  The-Dog-Who-Had-Kittens-Kindergarten  Goose-Kindergarten-Literature-Unit-i

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You Can Read Word Families ~ AN Word Family

Recently we launched our new You Can Read Word Families program!  You can read more about it and see the first set shared, featuring _at word family printables. You can also see the _et Word Family in action here, our _ig Word Family in action here, the _op Word Family in action here, and the _ug word family in action here!

This week we are sharing _an word family printables with you!

an Word Family Printables

We will be releasing 15 sets {three for each short vowel}.  I have already released free _at Q-Tip Painting, _at Word Puzzles, _et Play Dough Mats, _et Funny Font Word Hunt, _ig Mini Book, _op Roll and Graph and _an Worksheets. Sometimes you may also find entire sets free within blog posts or in our newsletters or blog emails!  Full sets will also be listed in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25 each and when I am all done I will bundle the entire set at a discounted price!

 

How we are Using These…

We are using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words. We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum.

Here’s a peek at what we used during this unit. She is picking up the word families much quicker now so we aren’t using as many of the activities.  Once she has mastered the words and feels confident, we move on. That’s why you’ll see less in this post than previous posts. 

Making words with Perler Bead letters

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Roll and Graph ~ She chose to record by drawing animals and people in the boxes, see more ideas for using roll and graph here!

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Using her Perler Bead letters to identify beginning sounds.

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Funny Fonts ~ each word has a color, you can use dot paint or simply circle the words using crayons or markers. We have even used colored stickers to put on the words before!  The words are written in different fonts to give exposure to all sorts of writing.

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Mini Book ~ cut out the pictures, color if desired, glue on the correct page!

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Word Puzzles!

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Sentence Search ~ we use two different colored markers for this activity.  One color for the focus words and one for any other words she can read independently.  Then at the end we read the sentences together her reading circled words and me reading the others. Funny thing, she’s advanced so much that she is circling all of the words on the page now! 

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I hang her work up by her desk each week, here’s an end of the week photo.

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Would you like the entire an word family set?  You can grab it for FREE here, only on my blog!

Or you can buy in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Stay tuned, the ed word family is coming next!  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything {or a surprise freebie!}.

Did you miss the AT word family printables, ET word family printablesIG word family printables, OP word family printables or UG word family printables?

at-Word-Family-Printables232  et-Word-Family-Printables432 

ig-Word-Family-Printables3210  op-Word-Family-Printables31  ug-Word-Family-Printables3

See our Word Family Pinterest board for more printables and ideas!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Word Family Fun on Pinterest

Linking to Pre K and K Community