Reading Paper part 2 - Identifying Developmental Stages of Writing For students to become successful writers they should be fluent in reading

Reading Paper part 2 - Identifying Developmental...

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Identifying Developmental Stages of Writing For students to become successful writers, they should be fluent in reading. According to Mayer (2007), “reading and writing skills develop simultaneously and are interconnected (p. 34). It starts by making the letters of the alphabet, forming words, sentences, etc. As students become writers, it is important to make connections to their reading abilities. When I think about Gaby, I believe that she would be considered an intermediate writer. I will examine her given writing sample and give her the Writer Self-Perception Scale. After giving Gaby the Writer Self- Perception Scale, she expressed that writing is a stronger subject for her. She enjoys coming up with things to write about when allowed to do random topics of her choice. Since being in the small group ELA class, she feels like she has shown growth in her writing skills. After reviewing Gaby’s writing sample, I would consider her an intermediate writer. She was given a nonfiction passage called "News Debate: Cashing In” and was asked to write an opinion writing piece on whether kids should be paid to do well in school. Gaby is familiar with reading nonfiction passages and writing opinion pieces based on what the passage is about. Though she enjoys writing things on her own topic, she feels confident when writing opinion pieces. We use Lucy Calkins for writing at our school, so I graded her based on that rubric. The rubric is made up of three parts: structure, development, and language conventions. Her lowest

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