DLE Kindergarten students are engaged in writing daily throughout the year. Journal writing activities are a reflection of their learning in all core subjects. Teachers use starter sentences to engage students in writing. They also have a Language of the Day (LOD) journal and write in either English or Spanish, depending upon that day's language. Daily writing is one of the many components of the Gomez and Gomez Model.
In photographs kindergarten DLE teachers shared, you will see students sequencing the pictures from the story, “The Little Red Hen." When finished, children wrote complete sentences describing what was happening in each picture. Other pictures include a snapshot of a journal entry from beginning of year and present day.
The implementation of this model continues to demonstrate its effectiveness based upon successful short and long-term student achievement.