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 What is writing to learn?  Why use writing to learn?  What are some writing to learn instructional tools and strategies?  What can writing to learn.

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2  What is writing to learn?  Why use writing to learn?  What are some writing to learn instructional tools and strategies?  What can writing to learn tell us about student learning?

3 I can explain how writing to learn is a powerful tool for improving both reading and content learning. I can demonstrate this understanding in unit and lesson planning.

4 Checkmate By Alfred Tatum He taught me how to play chess when I was younger To make all the right moves The rooks, the knights, the pawns, the bishops I could castle and use my bitch my Queen to protect myself All of these thoughts flashed in my mind when the car pulled up beside us It’s 12:15 a.m. I am eighteen, sitting on the passenger’s side No where to move, no strategy I thought about learning chess when I was younger The young man in the other car lifts his hands—checker hands, TIC-TAC-TOE hands I was no match for him I thought my scholarship letter would save me—it was my next move My buddies scream first I’m hit next Checkmate—game ov...

5 Three Types of Writing Writing to learn Writing to demonstrate learning Writing for authentic purposes What are the major differences? How would you include each in your instruction?

6 Role-Play Video

7 Role-Play Video

8 Reading Strategies PKMaking connections to prior knowledge and developing schema I/PInferring and predicting QAsking questions before, during, and after reading SDetermining important ideas and summarizing VVisualizing S/RSynthesizing and retelling M/CMonitoring and clarifying understanding of text

9 Writing to Learn

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12 Graham, S., & Hebert, M.A. (2010). Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading. A Carnegie Corporation Time to Act Report. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education. Graham, S., & Perin, D. (2007). Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high schools—A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education. Kopp, B. (2010). Writing & UW-L. Retrieved from 2 June The National Commission on Writing for America’s Families, Schools, and Colleges, “The Neglected “R”: The Need for a Writing Revolution 19 (2003), available at (last visited June 02, 2010) Tatum, A. (2009). Reading for their life: Rebuilding the textual lineages of African American adolescent males. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


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