Taking it to Writing. January 10, 2014 Weber School District. Housekeeping. Be sure to sign roll Cell phones turned off and put away Sitting with team from school Write down ideas to share during discussion times 20 minute break at 9:50. National Commission on Writing (2003).
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January 10, 2014
Weber School District
Be sure to sign roll
Cell phones turned off and put away
Sitting with team from school
Write down ideas to share during discussion times
20 minute break at 9:50
“Writing today is not a frill for the few, but an essential skill for the many.”
Writing is the most difficult of all language skills.
It is acquired the latest, mastered by the fewest, and learned with the most effort over the longest period of time.
(D. Johnson & H. Myklebust, 1967)
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently. Recognize and begin to read documents written in cursive.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history /social studies texts, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently. Recognize and begin to read documents written in cursive.
Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Ed, 2012
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee and http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/ wwc/publications_reviews.aspx#pubsearch.
Writing well involves more than simply documenting ideas as they come to mind. It is a process that requires that the writer think carefully about the purpose for writing, plan what to say, plan how to say it, and understand what the reader needs to know.
Teachers can help students become effective writers by teaching a variety of strategies for carrying out each component of the writing process and by supporting students in applying the strategies until they are able to do so independently.
Generating Ideas – what do I have to say?
Setting goals – for what purpose am I writing?
Organizing ideas – in what form will I express my thoughts?
Louisa Moats (2013)
Reading from the reader’s perspective: Is the message complete, logical, written with conventional symbols and grammar?
Revising, editing: Did I say what I wanted to say? Did I reach my audience? Are the conventions respected? What will add interest?
Writing places multiple simultaneous demands on the writer. Mastering the foundational skills of good writing, including handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, and typing, allows students to devote more of their attention to composing written texts by utilizing the strategies and techniques associated with the writing process.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Matched to Treasures
Language Arts Core
Explain how the characters work together in Cook-A-Doodle-Doo to make their shortcake.
Audience-who will read their writing
Purpose-why you are writing
Rewrite prompt to fit with the Utah Language Arts core.
Either Informative/Explanatory or Opinion that is text dependent.
Try both if time.
Unit 4.2: Arguing and quarreling can hurt friendships.
Think about someone you have a hard time getting along with.
Write to describe how you can solve this problem and be a
better friend to this person. (Narrative)
Add an audience-
What is the purpose of this piece?
New and improved core aligned prompt
No matter how thought provoking a question is, one cannot reflect on knowledge one does not have. One cannot analyze information that is sketchy, inaccurate, or poorly understood. One cannot synthesize from nothing. It is up to teachers, then, to provide activities and experiences that give students knowledge and help then construct meaning from that knowledge.
Writing for Understanding, pg 11
Teaching is about transfer. The goal is for students to take what they learn from the study of one text and apply it to the next text they read.
By guiding students through these text analyzing activities, they will develop the skills necessary to do them on their own. Gradual release is the key.
Writing for Understanding
Text Dependent Questions
Speaking & Listening
Here’s My Dollar
For time, we will not do this today
Text Dependent Questions:
Two Column Note taking:
Letter Writing Lesson
Writer Workshop Mini Lessons
We still need to teach writing crafts students can apply to enhance and improve their writing.
These lessons could include the different writing types and tasks of writing, writing to different audiences, 6 traits.
Building Content Knowledge
I set this worksheet up so it can be easily compared students could use a blank pg folded
Key Ideas & Detail Questions
FOR TIME WE WILL NOT DO THIS TODAY
For time purposes, we will not do today
Integration of knowledge & ideas
Choose your structure