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1 TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6 “Our purpose is not to produce writing; it is to produce writers.” Phenix, The Writing Teachers handbook, 2002

2 TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6 Learning to write, like learning to read, is a process. Among the factors that contribute to students’ writing development are: previous language experiences exposure to various writing forms, structures and texts experience with adults who are enthusiastic about writing and are role models a positive, supportive learning environment frequent opportunities to write specific descriptive feedback on writing ability to identify and apply strategies that have been successful classroom instruction that is focused and delivered in a meaningful context Teaching in Action – Grades 4-6 pg 49

3 GOALS FOR WRITERS IN 3-6 STRONG WRITING PROGRAMS…. Have clear benchmarks Time spent writing The reading writing connection TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

4 GOALS FOR WRITERS IN 3-6 We need clear goals for students to help us plan with the end in mind…. Students must be helped to: Trehearne p223 TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

5 CLEAR BENCHMARKS How do I know what my students’ writing should look like? Trehearne pp Teaching in Action pp Teaching in Action Trait writing BC Dept of Educ Scoring practice TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

6 TIME SPENT WRITING “As children progress and begin to master the fundamentals of spelling and text organization, nothing improves writing faster than proving lots of opportunities to write.” CIERA, Topic , 4 TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

7 TIME SPENT WRITING What can they possibly write about? Trehearne pp Trehearne pp Teaching in Action pp Pen Pals Writing Prompts Videos Newspaper TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

8 READING WRITING CONNECTION Treheane pp TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

9 STAGE OF WRITING DEVELOPMENT Teaching in Action p50 Stages TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

10 PROCESS OF WRITING Teaching in Action p52 Trehearne pp Stages Writing Process TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

11 TRAITS OF WRITING Teaching in Action p53-57 Trehearne pp Trehearne pp Traits TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

12 TYPES OF WRITING Teaching in Action p57-58 Trehearne pp Types of Writing Writing Prompts TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

13 INSTRUCTIONAL COMPONENTS Teaching in Action pp61-67 Online video examples TEACHING IN ACTION GRADES 4-6

14 Resources Online Workshop links for writing:


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