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K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
K 6 Writing Plans
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K 6 Writing Plans
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  • 1. K-6 Writing Plans
  • 2. History
    • PSD Elementary Writing Committee was formed to examine best practices and the teaching of writing.
    • 3. Committee was comprised of K-6 teachers, specialists, instructional coaches and administrators from across the district.
  • K-6 Writing Plan Rationale
    Provides a framework for the teaching of the writing process
    Identifies common expectations based on the Writing GLEs
    Provides a common language
  • 4. Why a writing plan instead of a boxed curriculum?
    • Allows flexibility in pacing, scheduling, integration and lesson sequence
    • 5. Honors teachers’ professional judgment
    • 6. Utilizes assessment data to meet student needs
    • 7. Allows teachers to access a variety of writing resources
  • K-6 Writing Plans
    Plans are based on:
    Instruction – it’s not a scoring guide
    GLEs
    Essential Components of PSD Writing
    Six Traits
    Ideas
    Organization
    Word Choice
    Sentence Fluency
    Voice
    Conventions
    PSD Scoring Rubric (COS)
  • 8. All K-6 Writing Plans follow the same format:
  • 9. The Overview of Student Writers (from the GLE document) is located at the top of each plan.
  • 10. Elements of COS from the scoring rubric
    are identified on the left side.
  • 11. Skills are organized by trimester and are scaffolded to reach mastery by the end of the year.
  • 12. Each trimester includes an instructional focus and GLE’s organized by Six Traits on the left…
    (*Conventions are located on the back)
  • 13. …while the right column lists the Genres/Modes/Forms that should be taught. Bulleted examples are for reference – not all are taught each trimester.
  • 14. Assessment recommendations are also listed for each trimester.
  • 15. Note: *Conventions, Writing Process details and Resources are located on subsequent pages.
  • 16. Conventions
    • Located on back of each Writing Plan
    • 17. Adapted from OSPI
    • 18. This list is cumulative
    • 19. Skills are introduced PRIOR to this level
  • Next Steps
    • Hard copies – September 2009
    • 20. Online resources – Work in progress
    • 21. Writing process
    • 22. Glossary
    • 23. Applicable links
    • 24. District Writing Committee will continue to
    meet throughout next year to work on writing initiatives and refine Writing Plans
    • Questions should be directed to your
    building’s District Writing Committee
    representative

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