Our prep children love the Talking Tin lids in our classroom. They are simple to use, portable and allow children to record, reflect and correct the message they are giving with their oral language and here if what they say makes sense.
There are so many ways to use the tin lids in any literacy activity. One of the ways in which the prep children have used them is to help structure Instructional or Procedural writing. We often find that when children have conducted a lengthy Investigation they want to share the steps to take for their project if another child want to follow their learning. This gives an authentic reason for teaching the genre of instructional language and writing.
Or if they have invented a game then writing instuctions about how to play the game also gives a real life context for the writing genre.
The video and photo below demonstrates the use of the tin lids to help create an interactive classroom display to assist another student wanting to play a matching game that Maxton had made.
The example below speaks for itself and is an extension of work that we have previously posted about on our blog.
This is the finished writing produced through interactive partner writing assisted by one of our parent helpers.