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1 Powering Up the Writers Workshop Prewriting/Planning This program is supported by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under the Title II, Part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB)--Enhancing Education through Technology to the Colorado Department of Education.

2 Outcomes: Answer the question: why prewrite/plan? Teachers will be able to use a variety of prewriting and planning strategies. Teachers will be able to share with their students a variety of prewriting and planning strategies.

3 Agenda: 4:00-4:15: Find seats, reconnect. 4:15-5:35: Prewriting/Planning strategies 5:35-6:00: Connect with the Instructional Technology Teamclassroom reinforcement planning, baseline survey administration, next steps…

4 Why prewrite/plan? Nancy Atwell, In the Middle Throwing up ideas Lucy Calkins, Launching the Writing Workshop. Seed ideas Listing ideas Making a movie in my head Timelining

5 Pre-built Graphic Organizers er/ er/ c_organizers.htm?gclid=CLysyeL- 5IcCFQtBUAodtnXZgg c_organizers.htm?gclid=CLysyeL- 5IcCFQtBUAodtnXZgg How to download

6 To make prebuilt graphic organizers interactive Save the file to your computer. Open the file with the PDF Reader. Use the capture tool (it looks like a camera) Open your document. Paste the picture into your document. Now, make text boxes as overlays in the relevant areas. Save the document and now you have your own interactive graphic organizers.

7 Online Generators nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/ nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/ at/index.asp at/index.asp

8 Self-Generated Sketches Self-Generated: View>Tool Bars> Drawing Use color coding with fill Tools: Shift Click to Group Items Right click to get the Caption button Callouts: They put the text box right into the bubble. Peer review of the writers plan? Recent data on laptopsless collaboration.

9 Structures Formats: Listsmake parallel Thesismain idea and support

10 Structures Compare and contrast Timeline

11 Structures Process analysis Main idea with supporting details

12 Podcasting for Prewriting Creating an audio file: Home>Play>Sound Recording Then, record your writer's plan, save the file with File> Save Buffer as (remember where you put it!). Hyperlink: Highlight a word or group of words. Select Insert>Hyperlink>Document>Browse the pathway (this is like adding an attachment to an ) select the audio file>Click OK>Click Apply. Presto!

13 Podcasting for Prewriting

14 Sticky notes Using a Sticky Note to record R.A.F.T. (Role, Audience, Format, and Topic) For a great list of R.A.F.T. ideas, see: ELA/6- 12/Reading/Reading%20Strategies/RAFT. htm How to use: Go to Home > Work> Notes.

15 Sticky notes Other ideas: Mini-lesson reminders Success criteria Rubric guideline

16 Look fors Accountabilitykids actually use the prewrite/plan Match structure to genre Teach how to plan Collect words Plans can/should be revised Emphasize that prewrites/plans organize drafts

17 Next Steps Connect with the Instructional Technology Specialist Plan classroom experience on prewriting/planning Process with your team and your sister school Next sessionmaking that prewrite/plan pay offdynamic drafting.


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