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1 Extra! Extra! Read All About It Motivating GT Writers Is your brain on overload with all the information you have heard today? Let your mind escape….peruse a magazine of your choice If you are inclined…. –Zone out in your reading –Share with a neighbor –Strike up a conversation

2 Extra! Extra! Read All About It Motivating GT Writers Colleen Anthony & Lindsey Reinert Jefferson County Public Schools Tuesday, October 6, :50-10:50

3 Kudo Know: structures of writing, conduct research, create rubrics and presentation skills Understand: Connecting students passions to content area of writing creates motivation Do: Engage your students in writing focused around THEIR interests using multiple genres to create a magazine. Gaining tools to enhance research and student interest Make real-life connections to the genres of writing Create emphasis on rubric and self-based evaluation Provide strategies for procedures

4 Research Slide: Writing and the Gifted Child Narrowing the topic Passion for motivation Reluctant writers Connecting reading with Writing Is there enough info on topic How to note and cite research Handouts will be link to research

5 Connecting to Colorado Model Content Standards Reading and Writing –Standard 2: Students write and speak for a variety of purposes –Standard 3: Students write and speak using conventional grammar, usage, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. –Standard 4: Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. –Standard 5: Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, references, and technological sources. Colorado Content Standards adopted 1995

6 Percolating Passion Interest Inventories Interest-a-lyzers/Inventories Exploring –Create interest center w/newspapers and magazines –Bring outside sourceGuest Speaker –Field Trip –Web Search –Library Data Gathering Interest Inventories Strength Explorer Renzulli Learning

7 So….. now what do you do with all this PASSION and INTEREST to support writing? Make it interest based Make something they really care about Make sure the topic: –Has validity –Broad enough in range to tap into sufficient information/resources Make it a… Magazine!

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9 Magazine Project Organize format: –Research Method IIM Independent Investigation Method (how to do a successful research project) iimresearch.com –Applying Genres of Reading and Writing Timelines/deadlines: –Mini-lessons on each component of magazine –Rubrics specific for components Presentation: – Speaking, Listening, sharing

10 Magazine Unit Components Cover Table of Contents Editorial Page Information Page Photo Page Human Interest Article Whos Who Article Words to Know-Glossary Advertisement Optional additions: –Book/music reviews, jokes, cartoons, puzzlers

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13 Rubric GT Distinguished/advanced District Writing Rubric Expectations Rubistar Self-evaluation

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15 Sample Evaluation A lot of hard work has gone into your magazine, now it is time to evaluate it. Using your copy of the Six-Trait Writing Rubric please grade yourself as: A = Advanced, P = Proficient, PP = Partially Proficient, or U Unsatisfactory for each of the following areas: Ideas and Content:____ Organization:____ Voice: ____ Word Choice:____ Sentence Fluency:____ Conventions (spelling, usage, capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, and grammar):____ Appearance:____ Explain what you feel is the best part of your magazine and why: What is one area that you feel you need to continue to work on in your writing and why?___________________________________ What did you learn from this project?_______________________

16 Celebration Share magazines with others Comments section Reflection

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18 Name:_____________________ Read two magazines from our class rack. Fill out the following information on each magazine: Title of Magazine______________________________ Author_______________________________________ Explain one fact/idea your learned form this magazine: Write one or more positive comments about the magazine: (remember these need to be specificuse 6-Trait rubric!) Sample Review/Celebration Form

19 Closure Review Purpose Questions Power point link: o.wikispaces.com/CAGT+2009


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