Posted by Sharon Callen on Teachific 5 Feb 2024

When kids write about what they read, they’re showing what they think. It’s a chance for them to share their ideas.

By looking at what students write after reading, we can see how well they understood the text. Writing helps them express and grow their thoughts, making them better at thinking about what they read.

Writing and drawing give kids a way to talk about what’s in their heads and get better at thinking about a text. They can also tell others what they think about a book for different reasons.

When we show good examples of writing about reading, kids learn how to use writing to think more about what they read. We teach them specific things to do and understand when thinking about a text.

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