Hello friends! I recently asked Kindergarten teachers what was the
most important thing to work on when beginning to teach writing. Most
answers were the same, but the one that almost all teachers said was,
DRAWING DETAILED PICTURES!
I have a few monthly work
on writing units. In those units, I have included a couple of pages that
work on drawing a detailed picture. Well, I thought why not create an
entire pack!? So, I DID! 🙂
There’s not much time left in August, but I whipped a quick August FREEBIE! Grab yours from my TpT store by clicking cover page below.
You will want to make sure you talk about what a detailed picture is! Choose one of these to do together. Brainstorm things that you can add to the picture that is already there. What else might they see? Where would that be…inside or outside? Every time they add another detail to the picture, then they color in one star. They need to add at least 5 details. I ALWAYS stress that they can add more. You don’t have to stop at 5. Now, we talk about what color those things are in real life. We want to use colors that make sense. I teach my kids that a detailed picture has at least 5 colors. So, each time they use a color, they color one of the crayons at the top. They should use at least 5! They don’t have to stop at 5 colors either!
This is an example from the packet. You could put this on your projector, or just share with your students if you don’t have a projector. Ask your students what they see….students waiting at a bus stop to go to school. Would this be inside or outside? Outside…so, you could add a sun, some clouds, a road, a bus, and some grass. I always encourage them to draw (add the details) with a pencil first. Once you have all of the details added…making sure to color in a star with each detail you add. Now, you are ready to color! Ask what color the things are that you just added. Stress that you want to use colors that make sense.
This is a great way to get your students ready for writing! Starting with drawing detailed pictures!
I have created a pack for September.
This pack contains Autumn and apple picture starters!