Do you struggle to get your students to write accurately? Sometimes when students write, it’s a complete jumble or it’s missing key events. Why? Well, students are new to writing. Plus, have you ever listened to a kindergarten student tell a story? They are all over the place! That’s why I love using sequence pictures to teach writing in kindergarten.
Using Visuals for Stories
When you use sequence pictures to teach writing in kindergarten, you are giving students a great visual to help them understand what the story is trying to say. If you are looking at how to do something, like make a sandwich, the words are great, but sometimes the pictures can really help students fully understand how to put things in an order that makes sense.
Increase Organizational Skills with Sequence Pictures
Using sequence pictures to teach writing in kindergarten is a great way to teach students how to organize or outline their work. Pictures help your students see what order they should be writing down directions. This is especially true when students are working with food items. These Sequencing with Food Picture cards are perfect for teaching your students how to organize their writing. Depending on your classroom, you’ll be able to practice by bringing in ingredients. Have students test their directions before writing them down.
Encourage Critical Thinking
Another great aspect of using pictures to write sentences is rearranging them is a great way to promote critical thinking. When students look at the pictures, they have to look at the elements of a story. Then, they analyze the information and decide what comes first, second, and so on. This can be done during writing time or center time. These Sequence Pictures Activity Cards are perfect for teaching students to write, but also for helping them organize ideas and critical think.
Get Creative with Sequencing Pictures
Once students write their sentences, you can have them edit and revise their work to add details. You don’t even have to do this right away. Using the Sequencing Picture and Writing Bundle, you can have students go back and add details as they learn about adjectives.
Promote Fine Motor Skills
Finally, when you use sequence pictures to teach writing in kindergarten your students get fine motor skill practice. From cutting out the pieces and gluing them on to practicing letter formation it is super helpful.
When you learn how to use sequence pictures to teach writing to kindergartens, your students get so many benefits. These ready-to-go activities are simple to print out and prepare in your classroom. For more ideas like these, make sure you check out what we have at Adventures in Kinder and Beyond.