November Kindergarten Writing Activities

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Privacy Policy

Writing in November: Peek at my Week

November 1 Deedee 2 min read
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant might be one of my favorite books…EVER!


When I love something, my students often do as well.  Have you noticed that enthusiasm is contagious!
Here are is a little throwback to some previous writing in November.
 We had been reading books with beautiful language.  We read In November and Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant… LOVE! IT!   Miss C wrote in the footsteps of Cynthia Rylant.








Here is Mr. E’s take on making gold.  I tried to tell him that he could give me some of the gold he made…  We will see if that happens.





This is a piece of writing that I usually share in some of my speaking conferences for one reason.   Without the writing conference, the meaning of this piece of writing is unclear.  However, after conferring with him I was blown away.








Please remember at the beginning of the year, emergent writers still have stories to tell.   Their meaning is made through illustrations.  However, some of those illustrations still need the author’s interpretation.
How is writing going in your classroom?  If you are using our units, I would love to hear how it is going.
We have updated units 1-4 so far, the rest are coming soon!  If you purchase the units at the old price, you will be able to download the update versions as they become available.   So you may want to grab them while they are 20% cheaper.


Have a wonderful week!



  • Andrea Fancy November 1 at 10:48 pm

    It is going SO WELL! I made a blog post of our one month writing-versary a couple weeks ago if you want to see some samples of what my sweeties can do, all thanks to you! <3 This was after Unit 1. We invited parents to our celebration as well as had other classes drop in and listen to our stories, and they had a BLAST and are so excited about writing. Now that we are making books in Unit 2, they are beyond proud of themselves. I have thanked you before but I honestly don't think I can ever thank you enough – you have completely changed me as a teacher and are changing kids' lives as far away as Nova Scotia, Canada – in a francophone school!!!! I love your units so much that I bought them all, read them to myself in English, and explain to my students in French! 🙂

  • Andrea November 4 at 2:39 pm

    Do you have a plan for what content areas you integrate to the Guiding Readers themes? THis week we're doing Scaredy Squirrel and it feels random to do leaves, but not sure I really wanted to study squirrels in depth 🙂 I've wondered the same question during other Guiding Readers themes as well.

  • Leave a Reply

    About Me

    About Me

    My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching to different age groups and in different classroom environments. My heart belongs to early childhood education and I love working with other teachers who share this same love as me. Read More


    Search Blog

    Curriculum guide, Lily unit, mentor texts, and more

    Subscribe to be the first to know! Plus this curriculum planning map that is packed with FREE resources.

    Privacy Policy

    2 Month FREE Trial

    Join our Facebook Group

    Letters Alive

    FREE Webinars


    Grab a Button

    Mrs Wills Kindergarten

    Latest Posts

    Recent Tweets