Presentation on theme: "Secondary Writing Strand"— Presentation transcript:
1 Secondary Writing Strand English SOL InstituteSecondary Writing StrandChristina Frierman
2 Secondary Writing Key Points in Secondary Writing Writing revolves around mode, purpose, audience, and processProvide students opportunities to practice writing on demand, for shorter time frames, and over extended periods of timeEach grade level has a composing/revision standard and an editing/grammar standard
3 Secondary Writing Key Points in Secondary Writing Teaching writing is an expectation of every grade, not only “tested” gradesProvide students with opportunities to compose using computersSelf- and peer-editing opportunities for students are essential
4 Secondary Writing Key Points in Secondary Writing 6-8 writing emphasis is expository and persuasive writing9-12 writing emphasis is argumentative, persuasive, and analytical writing9-12 writing should produce a sound argument, address counterclaims, provide sound reasoning, and come to a just conclusion
5 Secondary Writing Changes in SOL-Grade Level 9 Strand Description At the ninth-grade level, students will write narrative, expository, and persuasive forms with an emphasis on analysis. As in every grade, daily writing experiences are essential for all ninth- grade students, and they will demonstrate their understanding through written products. They will develop as writers by participating in a process for writing, including prewriting, organizing, composing, revising, editing, and publishing. Students will edit writings for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.Removed literaryReplaced informational with persuasive
6 Secondary Writing Target Objective 9.6: The student will develop narrative, expository, and persuasive writings for a variety of audiences and purposes.
7 Secondary WritingSOL 9.6Generate, gather, and organize ideas for writing.Plan and organize writing to address a specific audience and purpose.Communicate clearly the purpose of the writing using a thesis statement where appropriate.Write clear, varied sentences using specific vocabulary and information.Elaborate ideas clearly through word choice and vivid description.Arrange paragraphs into a logical progression.Use transitions between paragraphs and ideas.Revise writing for clarity of content, accuracy, and depth of information.Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.
8 Essential Understandings Secondary WritingEssential UnderstandingsUnderstand that writing is a processUnderstand the importance of audience, purpose, and point of view when writingRecognize the importance of maintaining a formal style and objective tone in academic writingUnderstand that the function of a thesis statement is to focus on the purpose of the writing
9 Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Processes Secondary WritingEssential Knowledge, Skills, and ProcessesUse prewriting strategies and organize writing.Plan and develop organized and focused written products that demonstrate their understanding of composing, written expression, and usage/mechanics and that reflect an appropriate audience and purpose.Demonstrate the purpose of writing as narrative, persuasive, expository, or analytical.Apply narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing to develop experiences or characters.Write using a clear, focused thesis that addresses the purpose for writing.Provide an engaging introduction and clear thesis statement that introduces the information presented.
10 Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Processes Secondary WritingEssential Knowledge, Skills, and ProcessesWrite clear, varied sentences, and increase the use of embedded clauses.Use specific vocabulary and informationUse precise language to convey a vivid picture.Develop the topic with appropriate information, details, and examples.Arrange paragraphs into a logical progression using appropriate words or phrases to signal organizational pattern and transitions between ideas.Revise writing for clarity, content, depth of information, and intended audience and purpose.Use computer technology to assist in the writing process.
11 A Writer’s Workshop Approach Secondary WritingA Writer’s Workshop Approach
12 Secondary WritingWriter’s Workshop: Lesson ObjectiveThe student will examine a sample essay for the major components of a written response. The student will then use this information as part of the writing process.
13 Secondary Writing Writer’s Workshop: Structure Multi-day Partner, Small Group, IndividualMultiple opportunities to explore, explain, employ, and reflectMultiple writing prompts
14 Secondary Writing Examination of a sample essay (Handout A) Writer’s Workshop: ProceduresExamination of a sample essay (Handout A)Identification of thesis, main ideas, supporting detailsShare in small groupsDiscuss as whole class
15 Secondary Writing 2. Guided Practice A (Writing Prompt 1-Display A) Writer’s Workshop: Procedures2. Guided Practice A (Writing Prompt 1-Display A)Steps in planning and organizingThe questionWrite a thesis statementPlan supporting ideasROSE Strategy
17 Secondary Writing 3. Guided Practice B (Writing Prompt 2-Handout B) Writer’s Workshop: Procedures3. Guided Practice B (Writing Prompt 2-Handout B)Working in pairs, complete previous proceduresIndividually, write essayApply strategy from Handout AComplete Reflection
18 Secondary Writing 4. Independent Practice Writing Prompt 3 (Handout C) Writer’s Workshop: Procedures4. Independent PracticeWriting Prompt 3 (Handout C)Complete all prior procedures
19 Contact InformationChristina M. FriermanTidewater Writing ProjectFirst Colonial High SchoolCity of Virginia Beach Public Schools
20 DisclaimerReference within this presentation to any specific commercial or non-commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Department of Education.