September 18, 2018
Teaching writing in kindergarten is a fun and rewarding experience! Rapinder will show you writing in a fun, relaxed, play-based kindergarten classroom. Come and see practical tips on scaffolding these early writers from September to June through photographs and video clips with lessons and examples of students’ work. She will also share ideas to support early writing for English Language Learners (ELL). Gradually building up to a daily habit of writing can help children learn to look out for—and to look forward to—opportunities to draw and write from their daily experiences. See how wall-stories and parental support through Parents as Literacy Supporters (PALS) enhance kindergarten writing!
Rapinder is a kindergarten and grade 5 Punjabi language teacher at Harry Sayers Elementary School in Abbotsford. She has also taught grade 4/5, half-day kindergarten and ELL. She has run PALS sessions with her kindergarten families since 2002. She has been a facilitator for Immigrant PALS Punjabi since 2008, and developed The Punjabi Family Literacy Resource for PALS in Immigrant Communities with 2010 Legacies Now. Rapinder is the author of bilingual English and Punjabi children’s books published by HomeRoots Books. She has translated and adapted LEAP BC resources into Punjabi for Decoda Lit Solutions.