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1 Success is a Community of Published Authors Applying DAP to Tween Writing Programs

2 Success is a community of published authors! Some members of the Tween WriteAway Club pose with their finished manuscripts.

3  DAP = Developmentally Appropriate Practice and involves tailoring instruction and activities to a specific developmental level  Most often used in early childhood education, but the concept can be extended to any age\grade level What is DAP?

4  Provide a structured publishing product  Nix all criticism—constructive or otherwise  Engage extended families DAP for Tween Writers

5 Projects & Publishing Adult Writers  Can reasonably seek out opportunities to get published  Utilize writing groups mainly for support  Have a complex view of writing that incorporates a variety of purposes for writing Tween Writers  Write often, but have few or no real opportunities for publishing or sharing their work  Expect to do a significant amount of writing during meetings  Distinguish only between “school” and “fun” writing

6 Criticism—Constructive and Otherwise Adult Writers  Have few opportunities to get direct feedback on their work  Feel free to claim the term “writer” & are more comfortable rejecting criticism  Have more experience giving and receiving criticism Tween Writers  Nearly everything they write is judged and graded  Are blocked from challenging their teachers’ judgments and grades  Are limited developmentally in their ability to give and receive peer feedback

7 Extended Family Involvement Adult Writers  Usually see family as an influence on their writing and often as a writing topic as well  Often feel tension between family responsibilities & writing Tween Writers  Tend not to write about “family stuff”  See themselves as writers and\or write voluntarily because of family support  Have awesome families!

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9 And they all wrote happily ever after...


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