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1 Web-Based Software for Teaching and Managing Writing Across the Curriculum in Grades 4-12

2  basic framework of planning, writing, and revision  specific genre and writing process instruction  feedback guided by the strategies explicitly taught Three principles of an effective writing instruction program: (Gersten, Baker, Edwards, 1999) 6 Trait Power Write™ encompasses all principals of an effective writing program. In addition, it goes beyond what research says is essential and incorporates reading, listening, and speaking strategies into the writing process, empowering all students to master the skills needed for AYP. Research Based Strategies within 6 Trait Power Write™ Meeting the Needs of All Students Principles of an Effective Writing Program

3 Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD): Researchers Karen Harris and Steve Graham designed SRSD for students with learning disabilities, but all students have been found to benefit.  Assist students in mastering the cognitive processes of planning, producing, revising, and editing written language  Help students further develop the capability to monitor and manage their own writing  Aid students in developing positive attitudes about writing and about themselves as writers The three goals of the SRSD approach: (Graham, Harris, Troia, 2000) Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) Strategies within 6 Trait Power Write™ were developed using the principles of the SRSD model. This model promotes independent learners, insuring all levels of students will become literate and productive lifelong learners. (Beckman, 2002)

4 A comprehensive reading and writing program must include:  quantity  quality (Cunningham, Cunningham, Allington, 2002) Building Literacy – Quantity and Quality 6 Trait Power Write™ promotes quality writing through the structure of research based strategies as students work through the POWER WRITE Process. In addition, the management of strategies promotes substantial writing practice without overwhelming the teacher or the student. Research Based Strategies within 6 Trait Power Write™ Meeting the Needs of All Students

5 Narrative Writing Personal Narrative Short Story Descriptive Writing Describe a Person Describe a Place Describe an Event Describe an Object Persuasive Writing Persuasive Essay Argumentative Essay Letter Writing Friendly Letter Letter of Inquiry Letter of Complaint Letter of Recommendation Poetry Haiku Limerick Diamante Expository Writing Compare/Contrast Essay Cause/Effect Essay How-to Essay Problem/Solution Essay Research Report Book Report Summary Other Process strategies for any form of writing Process Writing for 23 Forms of Writing P rewrite Gather Ideas W rite Sloppy Copy Focus on Ideas E valuate 6 Traits Consider Changes R evise Make Changes W ait Set Writing Aside R ead Aloud Hear Writing I nput & Feedback Get Suggestions T ackle Final Flaws Polishing Edit The POWER WRITE Process E nd with Perfect Copy! Present Writing Put Ideas in Order O rganize

6 P rewrite Gather Ideas W rite Sloppy Copy Focus on Ideas E valuate 6 Traits Consider Changes R evise Make Changes W ait Set Writing Aside R ead Aloud Hear Writing I nput & Feedback Get Suggestions T ackle Final Flaws Polishing Edit Teachers select either the POWER WRITE or POWER Process when assigning writing! E nd with Perfect Copy! Submit Writing Put Ideas in Order O rganize P rewrite Gather Ideas W rite Sloppy Copy Focus on Ideas E valuate 6 Traits Consider Changes R evise Make Changes Put Ideas in Order O rganize Submit Writing

7 Quick Write Assignments – Journals, Learning Logs, Reading Logs

8 On Demand Writing – 25 Minute Timed Writing Assessment

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31 The POWER WRITE Process Embedding the 6 Traits throughout the Process Prewrite Organize Write Sloppy Copy Evaluate 6 Traits Revise Ideas and Content – brainstorm main ideas Organization – draft a plan for order of ideas Voice – consider audience and purpose Ideas and Content – focus on ideas All Traits – Students evaluate their writing using genre specific questions that reflect the highest rating for each of the 6 Traits. Teachers customize which questions and/or traits are viewed. All Traits – Students do a focused content revision based on their evaluation of their writing using the 6 Traits questions.

32 The POWER WRITE Process Embedding the 6 Traits throughout the Process Wait Read Aloud Input and Feedback Tackle Final Flaws End with a Perfect Copy! Teachers and Students Assess the Process and Completed Writing Online Students listen and analyze: Sentence Fluency Organization Ideas and Content Word Choice Voice Conventions – polishing edit Presentation Students take a break from the writing before reading it aloud to a partner

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