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1 Writing Process Brainstorm / Pre-write thoughts Zero Draft Rough Draft
Revise / Edit Peer Review & Adult Audit Final Draft  

2 Brainstorm / Pre-write
Organize Ideas: If there is a writing prompt read it carefully. Decide who your audience is and what format the writing is supposed to take (persuasive, explanatory, descriptive, etc). Look for what details you need to include in order to support your opinions. Graphic – Spider web Outline – Formal Other Pre-writes Brainstorms

3 Spider Web

4 ↑Make sure you write this example down!
Thesis A thesis is your main idea and the short answer to your original research question. For example, if your research question is What does a physician do and how can I become one? Then your thesis might be Doctors need extensive education and experience to work with a team in order to help people take care of their bodies. ↑Make sure you write this example down!

5 Body Paragraph Topic Sentence – a one sentence statement at the start of the paragraph that contains the main idea of the paragraph as well as transitions from previous paragraphs. Contextual Detail – Examples, Fact, Quotes, Details, and Proof. Contextual Analysis – Analysis of the C.D. It is the writer’s own ideas explaining how the CD supports the paragraphs main idea.




9 Revise & Edit Revise – Ideas and content
Reread and revise your writing for clear thoughts Reword any section that may be non-descriptive or vague Check for transition between words Check for a variety of sentence styles Edit – Check conventions, MLA formatting Spelling, Grammar, punctuation, etc…

10 Final Draft and more… Final Draft
Type your writing for evaluation Present to the class, another person Optional – (repeat steps 3, 4, 5 for major projects) GRADING: 6 Traits – Check the rubrics

11 MLA

12 Persuasive 3. Your city council is considering a curfew that would make it illegal for teenagers to be out on the streets after 10 p.m. on weekdays or after midnight on weekends. What is your position on this issue? Write an essay that would convince the city council to agree with you. Be sure to support your position with detailed reasons. 4. (Athletics) A well-known football coach once said, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Write an essay in which you state your position and support it with convincing reasons. 5. Your local school board is considering requiring students to take part in community service programs in order to graduate. What is your position concerning this issue? Write a letter to the members of the school board stating your position and supporting it with convincing reasons. Be sure to explain your reasons in detail.

13 Descriptive Essay 1. (Athletics) Think about your favorite sport, and then write an essay describing that sport. Include sensory details so that a reader can imagine what it is like to experience the sport, and make sure it is clear from your description why this sportis your favorite. 2. Think of a time when you experienced a rainstorm. In a composition, use sensory details to describe what the rainstorm was like so that a classmate could clearly imagine the experience. 3. Most people have a place where they feel comfortable and relaxed. Think of a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed. Picture it in your mind. In a composition, describe this place for your classmates so that they can imagine what it is like and how you feel there.

14 Compare / Contrast (Math / Science) What are the differences between [Concept 1] and [Concept 2]? What are the similarities between them? The influence of music to the influence of books. The influence of celebrities to the influence of parents. Dodge Ram 1500 to a Ford F150.

15 Grading Focus on Topic, Content, Formatting.
Spelling, Grammar, punctuation, etc… is for English people. If it is horrendous, address it, but don’t focus on it. Make a Rubric or Change an existing rubric to fit your needs.

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