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2 Conditions for writing – what are they? Authorial v secretarial – define?

3 What are your questions ? Whats going well?

4 Demonstrate that they are a writer who always writes with a reader in mind. Connect writing to reading through literature – notice what authors do. Guide student to choose topics they care about (by offering choice within structure). Teach the strategies they need to draft, revise, edit, polish and publish. Confer regularly with students to assess and evaluate – note strengths, give feedback, teach and set mutual goals. What does this mean for our teaching?

5 Demonstrate that they are a writer who always writes with a reader in mind. Daily writing demonstrations Think aloud as we write Think and write with students Celebrate and publish writing We write with readers in mind even if the readers are ourselves Who will read this piece? What? How?

6 Connect writing to reading through literature – notice what authors do. Think aloud as we read aloud (comment on language –choice of words, impact, usage) Notice what authors and illustrators do Compare successful and unsuccessful writing Discuss and note what makes a piece of writing work Celebrate student risk taking at reflection time What? How?

7 Guide students to choose topics they care about (by offering choice within structure). Showing students how to write makes more sense to them when they understand and value why they are writing. (Routman, p.15) Frequent opportunities for shared writing. Authentic writing for a purpose, not always predetermined topics. Writers notebooks. What? How?

8 Teach the strategies they need to draft, revise, edit, polish and publish. Model all stages of the writing process, not just composing and recording. Analyse effective writing. Establish criteria for excellent writing. What? How?

9 Confer regularly with students to assess and evaluate – note strengths, give feedback, teach and set mutual goals. Observe writing behaviours Attitude towards writing Use of writing strategies Awareness of audience Analyse student writing Awareness of purpose and audience Control of text structure Variety of sentence lengths, types and styles Student self-assessment Things I know / have learned about writing What I would like you to notice about my writing Writing log or record Set individual writing challenges or goals What? How?

10 "The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." Sydney J. Harris

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