Presentation on theme: "Schoolwide Writing Fundamentals"— Presentation transcript:
1 Schoolwide Writing Fundamentals Research Based Instructional UnitsConnecting Reading and Writing in a Teacher- Friendly Format
2 Each Writing Unit Includes: Mentor textsBook display binExplicit mini-lessonsGraphic organizersBinders to organize lessonsLetters to parentsHomework assignmentsStudent self-assessmentTeacher rubric
3 Writers Work Units of Study Include: 10 Mentor Texts18-20 explicit mini-lessonsStudent self-assessmentTeacher rubric:Process – Behavior of WriterProduct –Assess quality of writing1 storage bin and 1 binder
4 Why is Writing Fundamentals Good for ELLs? Connects reading and writingUses multicultural booksUses Graphic organizersProvides a blueprint for explicit instruction and the tools to differentiate instruction.Each grade level knows which area of writing they are teaching
5 What types of Writing are Included? Personal NarrativeAuthor studyBiographyPoetryPersuasive WritingPersuasive EssayMemoirExpository WritingLetter WritingNon-fictionLiterary Non-fiction
6 ImmersionInteractive Read Aloud that helps children notice features of the read aloud text.Helps children notice decisions that writers and illustrators make to engage the reader chooseExposes children to authentic models of literatureInteractive read alouds teach craft elements and genre features in narrative, informational and opinion texts
7 Writing WorkshopsInstruction is guided as children read books and hear read-alouds.Students are taught to notice writing features in good literature and in informational texts.