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March 2011 Personal Stories
Personal What are genres that lend themselves to
this kind of writing?
this What are activities that spark this kind of
writing? Who are the potential audiences? How can we involve other content areas? Why is comfort so key to this genre? Don’t Forget about Poetry!
Don’t http://www.studyguide.org/where_I'm_from_ http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/iampoem.ht Poetry for Any Grade Level
Poetry Fold and tear a sheet of paper into eight strips Write four true statements beginning with the
fragments: I like…, I love…, I hate…, I wish…
like…, Now, write four un-true statements using the same
prompts Arrange your poem in various ways and decide which
you like best.
you Use the title “Truths and Lies” if needed. Expository Writing
How can we get students invested in topics?
What organizational/prewriting methods can we use?
What are genres that lend themselves to this kind of
writing? What are activities that spark this kind of writing? Who are the potential audiences? How can we involve other content areas? Let’s Practice
Let’s In your base groups, come up with two
personal and two informational writing
ideas that could be used in a content
other than Language Arts.
other Persuasive Writing
Persuasive How can we interest students in this type of
writing? Why is audience especially crucial in this type
of What do you think of the emotional, factual,
and authoritative method of organization?
and What are genres that lend themselves to this
kind of writing?
kind How can we involve other content areas? Let’s Write Persuasively
Let’s Let’s look at p. 117 in Bratcher. In your base groups: Complete #2. Complete #4 – use #2 as your basis. Complete #5 – p.112 for help. Literary Writing
Literary What does this mean? Genres? How do we help students feel
comfortable with this type of writing?
comfortable What fosters this kind of writing? Writing to Learn
Writing The Reading-Writing Connection!!
Writing about reading?
Remember…. Genre choice needs to fit the
content/subject!!! Theme Studies
Theme Brainstorm a list of themes that you could
see yourself using in the classroom.
see Generate a proposal for a thematic unit
in your classroom. Make sure to include
language arts, science, social studies,
music, art, and physical education.
music, Teaching Writing
Teaching When are we comfortable?
When are we confident?
When are we competent?
Brainstorm a list of qualities, based on
what you have learned, of the
COMPETENT writing teacher.
COMPETENT Triangle for Teaching Writing
Triangle Who is the author? Who is the audience? What are the instructional purposes? Curriculum?
Curriculum? What are the factors that impact writing
curriculum? Which do you feel is the most crucial? How Do Teachers Handle…
How Time constraints? The “strange” idea of writing? Planning Writing Plan class goals Base assignments on those goals Let writing assignments meet multiple
goals Understanding by Design Evaluating Writing
Evaluating What belongs in a writing rubric?
When should students receive rubrics?
Who should design the rubric?
What is AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT? Evaluation Suggestions
Give specific suggestions.
Use custom rubrics.
Should you evaluate everything? Who
decides what is evaluated?
decides Who should do the evaluating? Finishing Bratcher
Finishing In your base groups, list five –seven
“Take Away Messages” or “Big Ideas”
that you gleaned from our study of
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