I read EK a book (actually many books) each day for school. We talk about the author and illustrator so today we talked about how she could be an author and illustrator too. You should have seen her eyes- a little surprised and a little excited.
We had a talk about how to get an idea and made a list of possible story ideas. She decided on horses. She is a little apprehensive trying new things so in order to make her feel as secure as possible, I wrote a story right beside her. We drew our illustration first. I gave her a mini horse drawing lesson and her comment about her horse was, "My horse is kind of puffy." We both laughed and added color. I asked her what else her story needed- words she said.
I asked her what she wanted to write and she said, "Horses". I probed her a little and suggested we use two words off her word wall. I drew magic lines (one word per line until she learns spacing) and we wrote one word at a time. The words I and like are spelled correctly because she can read them and horses is phonetically spelled because she sounded it out. I thought she did a great job!!!
She read it to me and we celebrated her writing by hanging it on the 'Story Line"- fishing line hanging near the ceiling.
Can't wait to see what she writes tomorrow!!!