Presentation on theme: "Castlemaine North PS 15th March, 2010"— Presentation transcript:
1 Castlemaine North PS 15th March, 2010 WritingCastlemaine North PS15th March, 2010
2 Review Conditions for writing – what are they? Authorial v secretarial – define?
3 What are your questions? ReflectionWhat are your questions?What’s going well?
4 Top things that teachers should do: What does this mean for our teaching?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.
5 Daily writing demonstrations Think aloud as we write What?How?Daily writing demonstrationsThink aloud as we writeThink and write with studentsCelebrate and publish writingWe write with readers in mind even if the readers are ourselvesWho will read this piece?Demonstrate that they are a writer who always writes with a reader in mind.
6 Notice what authors and illustrators do Think aloud as we read aloud (comment on language –choice of words, impact, usage)Notice what authors and illustrators doCompare successful and unsuccessful writingDiscuss and note what makes a piece of writing ‘work’Celebrate student risk taking at reflection timeWhat?How?Connect writing to reading through literature – notice what authors do.
7 Frequent opportunities for shared writing. 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.Writer’s notebooks.What?How?Guide students to choose topics they care about(by offering choice within structure).
8 Analyse effective writing. Establish criteria for excellent writing. What?How?Model all stages of the writing process, not just composing and recording.Analyse effective writing.Establish criteria for excellent writing.Teach the strategies they need to draft, revise, edit, polish and publish.
9 Observe writing behaviours Attitude towards writingUse of writing strategiesAwareness of audienceAnalyse student writingAwareness of purpose and audienceControl of text structureVariety of sentence lengths, types and stylesStudent self-assessmentThings I know / have learned about writingWhat I would like you to notice about my writingWriting log or recordSet individual writing challenges or goalsWhat?How?Confer regularly with students to assess and evaluate – note strengths, give feedback, teach and set mutual goals.
10 "The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." Sydney J. Harris
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