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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

John Sinnett's Kindergarten Class

Writer's Journal

Mr. Sinnett sitting and talking with his students.

John Sinnet emphasizes the three Rs -- respect, responsibility, and relationships -- when teaching reading and writing to his kindergarten students.

Analyzing the Video:
  Before Viewing
  First Impressions
  Looking Closer
  Summing Up

 Mr. Sinnet.

"I want them to start thinking in kindergarten about how they need to make some kind of plan in their head for their writing. I have them draw the picture first, and then we label some of the things in the picture, which brings in literacy -- beginning sounds, ending sounds -- depending on where the children are."
John Sinnett

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