I spent the last two days getting inserviced on this writing program. We are using it as part of our Reading First Literacy program. I think I like it better than Write From the Beginning which goes along with Thinking Maps. For me, it seems more user friendly. The hard part as always is in adapting it down to Kindergarten. It looks like mostly at first just modeling the process whole group, so that when they CAN write they automatically use the strategies. Pretty straight forward.
I was sitting there in the first day of the training (Thursday) though, and the presenter mentioned that on Friday she would be going into greater depth in this one area and I thought to myself, “Oh Oh.” I had only ordered a sub for one day. I have signed up this fall for so many different trainings, (most cancelled due to low enrollment) that I had totally spaced that this one was a two day training. I quickly called the school to see if the sub could be held over, but she already had another assignment, so the kids had two subs in two days. Then Monday and Tuesday are no-school days, so Wednesday aught to be interesting after a 6 day separation.