Presentation on theme: "Success is a Community of Published Authors Applying DAP to Tween Writing Programs."— Presentation transcript:
Success is a Community of Published Authors Applying DAP to Tween Writing Programs
Success is a community of published authors! Some members of the Tween WriteAway Club pose with their finished manuscripts.
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?
Provide a structured publishing product Nix all criticism—constructive or otherwise Engage extended families DAP for Tween Writers
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
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
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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