Presentation on theme: "The First 20 Days of Writing"— Presentation transcript:
1 The First 20 Days of Writing From pencils and pensto self-management
2 Brainstorm!Let’s try to create a list of all of the different things a teacher has to do to get from Day One to having a student-managed writing workshop.
3 The First 20 Days of Writing Timeline of First 20 DaysSeeds for WritingIntroducing Writing FoldersIntroducing Writing ChecklistIntroducing PensManaging ConferencesIntroducing Peer ConferencesSupplies I Need to Start Writing Workshop
4 Timeline of First 20 Days Lesson 1- Lesson 2 – Lesson 3 – Lesson 4 – Structure of Writer’s Workshop (mini-lesson, writing, sharing)Decorate Writing FoldersLesson 2 –Seeds for Writing (Watermelon vs. Seed)Many forms you can use (What If?, Piece of My Heart, Favorites, Topic List, People, Places, and Things that are important to me)Can extend over multiple daysLesson 3 –What to do when I’m ready to writeBlack pen, Draft pocket of writing folderPaper to use, lines to write on, name, Do a Write Aloud that isn’t perfectWrite QuietlyLesson 4 –Behavior Management systemAsk 3 Before MeGreen, Yellow, RedLoss of privileges
5 Timeline of First 20 Days Lesson 5 – Lesson 6 – Lesson 7 – Lesson 8 – What do I do when I don’t know how to spell a word?Spell it the best you can and move onAnchor Chart of Spelling Self-Help ChartLesson 6 –What do I do when I’m done?Up to 3 stories in writing folderUse portfolio for additional piecesLesson 7 –Writing ChecklistRead your story out loud to make sure it makes senseIntroduce blue pen, Write AloudCan extend over multiple days if you notice that many students need extra help with sentence structure.Lesson 8 –Add to your storyAsking questions about a story (Model this)Anchor chart (What Can I Add To My Writing?)
6 Timeline of First 20 Days Lesson 9 – Lesson 10- Lesson 11 – Writing ChecklistCross out things you don’t wantWrite aloud, important to model thisLesson 10-Introduction to conferencingShow video clipWhat to bring to a conferenceHow to sign up for a conferenceMay extend over multiple daysLesson 11 –Introduce red penCircle words that do not look rightModel / Write AloudLesson 12 –Writing Checklist, Introduce Trial Page pocket of folderUse trial page to check spelling
7 Timeline of First 20 Days Lesson 13 – Lesson 14 – Lesson 15 – Writing ChecklistLook up the circled wordsMay extend over multiple days of dictionary skillsLesson 14 –Read your story out loud. Listen for where your voice stops. Add punctuation.May extend over multiple days of sentence work.Lesson 15 –Check for capitalization at the beginning of your sentences.May extend over multiple days of capitalization practice.Lesson 16 –Introducing Peer ConferencesMeeting place, Timer, Goals, When can I meet?Anchor Chart: Peer Conference Guidelines
8 Timeline of First 20 Days Lesson 17 – Lesson 18 – Lesson 19 – Final CopyUses pencil, special paperHow to incorporate changes into final copyLesson 18 –Modes of WritingBrainstorm list of types of writing (magazine article, letter, research report, poetry, recipe book, etc.)Divide students into groups to come up with samples of types of writing for a poster/bulletin boardLesson 19 –How to Use Your PortfolioOrder to staple papers in, where to put themFinal Copy, Rough Draft,
9 What Can I Add to My Writing Tell more about the charactersWhat do they look like?Who do they remind you of?What character traits do they have?Tell more about the settingWhat does the place look like?What sounds are around you?What does the place remind you of?Tell more about the actionsHow did she move? Run? Skip? Crawl?How did he talk? Yell? Whisper? Shout? Stutter?How did she look? Angry? Sad? Excited?
10 Spelling Self-Help Chart Say the word slowly and write down what you hear.Write what you hear first, next, and lastThink of the way the word looksWrite the word in partsThink of another word with similar parts
11 Peer Conference Guidelines You may pick a partner to meet with you when you have finished the whole writing checklist.Meet on the brown carpet.Sit EEKK! (elbow to elbow, knee to knee)Set the timer for 4 minutesPartner A reads his piece of writingPartner B asks questions to help him understand the piece of writingWhat is the writing piece about?Is there a confusing part?What do I need to know more about?What do I like about this piece?Partners switch roles if needed
12 Seeds for Writing People who are important to me Places that are important to meThings that are important to meMy favoritesWhat if…Brainstorm a class list to keep in folderT Chart of characters and settings
13 Managing Conferences Use a signal to mean that you are off limits Tap light, hat, tie, flower in your hairCreate a behavior management plan or warning systemCreate ownership by allowing students to help you decide on consequencesUse your FAB to help you keep track of conferencesOptions:Teacher-scheduled conferences 4 days a weekStudent-scheduled conferences 1 day a weekKeep sign-up sheet on front boardTimelineBrainstorm
14 Workshop Warning System 1st Warning: Get back on trackTurn card to yellow2nd Warning: Move to new work areaTurn card to orange3rd Warning: Lose recess / Letter to parentsTurn card to redYou may use the restroom one time during workshop if the pass is available.Timeline
15 Supplies Needed for Writing Workshop 8-pocket Writing FoldersPrinted Cover Page for folder (or blank paper)Clear zipper pouches for pensBlack, Blue, and Red pensPencils and erasersWriting Paper (options for paper)Printed copy of writing checklist (laminated)Half-sheets of writing checklist (optional)Copies of Trial Page (pg. 86 in Scaffolding Young Writers)Chart paper and markers