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How to Instruct Kindergarten Students to Write Like Authors (Fall Class)

Janet M. B.S./MA-Elementary/TEFL
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In this class, students will be given a head start in learning skilled writing lessons for the upcoming school year.

Class Experience

US Grade Kindergarten
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Writers have stories to tell
Writers write stories to tell other people about them. We will brainstorm our stories on a heart map.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Writers make a movie in their minds
We will make a movie by closing our eyes and remembering events.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Writers draw pictures to match our stories.
We will model our stories on paper and make sure it matches our thoughts.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Writers add details to our pictures
We will make sure there are people, places, and things in our pictures.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Writers tell our stories across fingers
We will make sure our stories have a beginning, middle, and end.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Writers think about what they can do when they are done.
We will go back and make sure our stories make sense.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Writers match the labels to their pictures
I will model what labeling is and have them try to get beginning sounds in their pictures.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Writers revise their pictures and edit
We will use a checklist and fix up our writing.
  • 1. Students will generate their own topics. 2. Students will be thoughtful about their own topics. 3. Students will plan their stories across pages. 4. Students will add more details to their stories. 5. Students will label their pictures using letter-sound correspondence. 6. Students make a transition from mini-lesson to writing.
This class is taught by a kindergarten teacher with over 20 years experience teaching Writer’s Workshop. I have received training and completed TCRWP in writing study. I have taught ESL students virtually.
Frequency: Available upon request
Details: I will observe students in class and assess in class. I will offer parents feedback throughout the class.
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Joined April, 2023
Teacher expertise and credentials
NewYork Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
My name is Janet Mari and I am extremely excited about teaching on Outschool! I was a Kindergarten teacher for over 25 years and have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree.  I am a certified in Nursery, K - 6th... 
Group Class


weekly or $80 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
30 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-6
2-4 learners per class

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