Writing to Learn. Writing to Learn Defined. Writing to Learn is a strategy through which students can develop their ideas, their critical thinking ability and their writing skills.
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Writing to Learn is a strategy through which students can develop their ideas, their critical thinking ability and their writing skills.
Writing to Learn can be used as a formative assessment and as a way to scaffold from low- to high- stakes writing assignments.
Formal academic writing (formal essays, research papers, business proposals, etc.)
Expected to follow the conventions of formal academic prose
Additional expectations for conventions may apply that are specific to disciplines (i.e. lab reports, technical writing, etc.)
Less formal and used to stimulate thought, generate ideas and connections, keep students engaged and thinking during class, and/or give us information about our students
Journals, exit tickets,
Formative tool, usually not graded
As a whole group, list examples of high-stakes and low-stakes writing activities on chart paper.
Leave chart paper posted for afternoon session.
Writing to Learn