Interdisciplinary Writing Unit: Persuasive - 2 nd Grade Reading/ Language Arts Rachael McDowell READ 7140 Summer 2007
Georgia Grade 3 Writing Assessment teachers evaluate student writing uses an analytic scoring system types of writing required –Narrative –Persuasive –Informational –Response to literature For more Information visit : http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_testing.aspx? PageReq=CITestingWA3. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_testing.aspx? PageReq=CITestingWA3
Persuasive Pre- assessment Prompt Suppose that I let you choose our classroom pet, as long as most of the class agrees with you. What pet would you choose? Why do you think it’s the best choice for a classroom pet?
Pre-writing Persuasive –Book Review To be published and displayed outside of the school library
Grouping Options for Teachers whole class instruction: ensures that all students receive same material all students monitored for on-task behavior student questions clarify understanding of the material saves time
Grouping Options for Teachers (cont’d) group work: students generate ideas through discussion with others reduces teacher time with each individual student
Grouping Options for Students Developmental – pair low and high achieving students with average students to reduce the gap in ability levels Cultural – pair with students that have read or seen book review shows, such as Reading Rainbow
Grouping Options for Students (cont’d) Linguistic – pair students with Speech or English difficulties with good speech models
Persuasive Instruction purpose – influence/ change reader's thoughts on a particular topic Discuss commercials Discuss convincing parents must have supporting reasons book review – state opinion, summarize, give 3 supporting reasons, summarize opinion and reasons You do not have to like the book!
Prewriting 5 stages of the writing process 1.Prewriting - plan and organize thoughts/ ideas/ information before writing, graphic organizers Decide on: –your topic –genre of writing –purpose –audience Remember to write in phrases!
Prewriting Practice Students select book for class review Work in groups of four to brainstorm Shared writing – teacher acts as scribe Complete graphic organizer on overhead Is this a good book? – graphic organizerIs this a good book?
Prewriting Assessment Students complete graphic organizer Students work with writing partners Use their book for ideas Teacher monitors and assists Prewriting Stage Persuasive Writing Rubric – 2 nd GradePrewriting Stage Persuasive Writing Rubric – 2 nd Grade Persuasive Writing Checklist
Accommodations/ Modifications Developmental a.word process graphic organizer b.lower achieving pair w/students on grade level c.high achieving pair w/ students on grade level d.handout of writing stages provided to students e.student checklist provided to students
Developmental (cont’d) f.use a dictionary or thesaurus to aid in word choice g.use selected book to complete graphic organizer h.opportunity to reread selected book i.read examples and/or watch Reading Rainbow
Cultural/ Linguistic a.ESOL or Speech - pair with good speaking models b.conference individually with teacher before completing graphic organizer c.use a dictionary or thesaurus to aid in word choice d.use selected book to complete graphic organizer e.opportunity to reread selected book f.read examples and/or watch Reading Rainbow
Drafting quickly write ideas from graphic organizer as sentences Remember to: –Skip lines for later corrections –Use the information from graphic organizer –Make complete sentences
Drafting Practice use class graphic organizer to turn ideas into sentences students get back into groups of four each group assigned section of graphic organizer to discuss/ turn into sentences call on groups to share use interactive writing to complete first draft
Drafting Assessment students turn graphic organizer into sentences work with partners for scaffolding students use dictionary/ thesaurus as needed teacher monitor and assists Drafting Stage Persuasive Writing Rubric – 2 nd GradeDrafting Stage Persuasive Writing Rubric – 2 nd Grade students use checklist from prewriting stage
Revising Add details delete unnecessary wording change or rearrange content use proofreading marks: delete, insert, new paragraph Peer revision: 1.read writing with peer 2.get compliments 3.ask for and receive suggestions
Revising Practice students get into groups of four each group assigned a paragraph of class book review to revise discuss changes as class interactive writing – students make corrections on transparency using proofreading marks
Revising Assessment students work with writing partner reference Proofreading Marks handout and use green pencil for revisions students use peer review and consider peer suggestions students give constructive feedback Revising Stage Persuasive Writing Rubric – 2 nd GradeRevising Stage Persuasive Writing Rubric – 2 nd Grade students use checklist from prewriting stage
Editing Correct using proofreader’s marks –spelling –grammar –capitalization –punctuation Peer editing: 1.read writing with peer 2.look for errors in mechanics 3.author makes corrections Make any other corrections necessary before publishing!
Editing Practice students get into groups of four each group assigned a paragraph of class book review to edit discuss changes as class interactive writing – students make corrections on transparency using proofreading marks
Editing Assessment students work with writing partner reference Proofreading Marks handout and use blue pencil for revisions students use peer review to find errors in mechanics make any other necessary corrections/changes Editing Stage Persuasive Writing Rubric – 2 nd GradeEditing Stage Persuasive Writing Rubric – 2 nd Grade students use checklist from prewriting stage
Publishing write final piece neatly on formatted paper include all revising and editing changes Display book review outside of school library!
Publishing Practice each student copies a sentence of revised/edited class book review on chart paper each student colors a section of enlarged black and white copy of book cover teacher monitors students
Publishing Assessment students copy their revised/edited draft on formatted paper use neat handwriting color black and white copy of book cover Display book review outside of school library! Publishing Stage Persuasive Writing – 2 nd GradePublishing Stage Persuasive Writing – 2 nd Grade Student checklist from prewriting stage