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Weather an interdisciplinary unit designed for fourth grade informational writing report science

WeatherAn Interdisciplinary Unit Designed for Fourth GradeInformational Writing: ReportScience

Heather Carmichael

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Georgia writing test 5 th grade
Georgia Writing Test: 5th grade

  • Students are scored at the state level.

  • They may receive a topic on any of the genres of writing.

  • Scored in four domains: ideas, organization, style, and conventions.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Georgia writing test 5 th grade1
Georgia Writing Test: 5th grade

  • The students are given a total of

    120 minutes to complete the test.

  • A make up test will be given the next day.

  • This unit will prepare students for the fifth grade writing test, by helping them learn how to write an informational report.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Writing prompt
Writing Prompt

  • Materials:

  • Paper

  • Pencils

  • Students will be given a total of 60 minutes to complete a prewriting activity, and a rough draft.

  • Topics:

    • Explain, in a friendly letter, the prewriting stage of the writing process.

    • Write a journal entry about the best day of your life.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Content area connection
Content Area Connection

  • Science

  • S4E3. Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.

  • e. Investigate different forms of precipitation and sky conditions. (rain, snow, sleet, hail, clouds, and fog).

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Prewriting

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Prewriting
Prewriting

  • Instructional grouping options:

    • Whole Group: Information will be delivered as a whole group. As a class, we will look at the model, and complete a practice activity.

    • Individual: Students will complete their graphic organizer independently. They will be seated in groups of four. Students will be expected to ask their partners before they come and ask me a question.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Prewriting1
Prewriting

  • Group Options Related to Student’s Developmental needs:

    • The student with the hearing impairment will be placed close to the front of the classroom where she is able to hear the material that the teacher is giving.

    • The student with the visual impairment will be sitting at the front of the classroom, where he is able to view the material without straining.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Prewriting2
Prewriting

  • First stage of the writing process

  • 70% of writing times should be spent here

  • Purpose is to gather ides

  • A graphic organizer can be used.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA





Prewriting3
Prewriting

  • Accommodations and/or modifications for students developmental needs

    • Above grade level: These students will be expected to provide greater detail on their graphic organizer.

    • Below grade level: Students below grade level will have a modified version of the rubric to be graded on that is only seen by the teacher. The teacher will allow students to attempt the grade level material.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Prewriting4
Prewriting

  • Accommodations for Students with differing cultural or linguistic backgrounds

    • The student with the vision impairment will be given a graphic organizer that is written in bold print, and a rubric that will be bolded as well.

    • The student with the hearing impairment will be provided with an FM transmitter so that he can hear the instruction clearer.

    • Students who are bilingual will be provided with an English to Spanish picture dictionary.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Drafting

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Drafting
Drafting

  • Second stage of the writing process.

  • Use information gathered during prewriting to compose draft

  • Graphic organizer is very helpful

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA



Revising

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Revising
Revising

  • Third stage of the writing process

  • Focus on getting the content right

  • Rearrange, remove, add, delete

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA



Oakley, L.(2009). Modified from: Kidd, L. (2007) Informational prewriting scoring guide.

Retrieved May 5, 2008 from Dr. Root’s Website: http://coefaculty.valdosta.edu/troot/read7140/Writing_Assesments.htm

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Editing

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Editing
Editing

  • Fourth stage of the writing process.

  • Correct the mechanics of our piece of writing.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA



Publishing

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA


Publishing
Publishing

  • Publishing is the best stage of the writing process!

  • Final stage of the writing process.

  • Writing is put into its final form.

Heather Carmichael, READ 7140, OWA




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