Writing In The Content Areas


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Writing In The Content Areas

  1. 1. The Perfect Fire
  2. 2. Meadowbrook Writing Project <ul><li>Teacher as Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Various Writing Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Marathon </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Groups </li></ul><ul><li>E-anthology </li></ul><ul><li>Publication </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chimney Tops   Look high to yonder chimney tops Watchmen holding strong Alternating spirals Entertaining lords and ladies with affection and companionship Once bringing heat to those on a frosty Michigan night Pleasing glowing hearths with radiant cherry hot coals Only a remembrance that is now caressed on lonely holidays        
  4. 4.     You now fill the innocent passerby With curiosity What secrets were told by your side? Whose love did you manage to ignite? Why so many so different?    
  5. 5.     Brick by brick you climb the sky Rising upwards with stately grace Twisting and turning You tell a tale that longs to be told A passageway to a point in time That has long past us by      
  6. 6. Collaboration <ul><li>Teacher teaching Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Peer response </li></ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Assessment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Writing in the Content Areas Laura Amatulli
  8. 8. Why Writing? <ul><li>Only 1/3 of America’s students are proficient writers </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to write more </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to become fluent writers </li></ul><ul><li>90/90/90 schools require written responses </li></ul><ul><li>Use short writing assignments in all classes </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ A critical role for school leadership is to guide school community to examine the unique, individual strengths and needs of its students.” -Robert Marzano What Works in Schools, Translating Research Into Action
  10. 10. Needs Assessment <ul><ul><li>What are the particular needs and abilities of students in your school? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Of teachers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What beliefs do teachers hold about writing and learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much writing do content-area teachers assign on a regular basis? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much time do students spend writing in and outside school? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SUNSHINE and BLUES </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Examine Our Results <ul><li>Are you getting results like the example students?? (share note cards) </li></ul><ul><li>A need for content area writing that is simple and to the point </li></ul><ul><li>Content area does not require long papers </li></ul><ul><li>Today we will concentrate on note taking and paragraph writing </li></ul>
  12. 12. What can we do now? <ul><li>Remember Jerry Jennings </li></ul><ul><li>-admit slips </li></ul><ul><li>-take the class pulse </li></ul><ul><li>- exit pass </li></ul><ul><li>-inquiry log sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Three Column Notes </li></ul>
  13. 13. Here at Meadows? Teacher Writing Groups -Personal Writing -Technology and Writing -Collaborative Assessment -Writing Workshops Student Writing Groups -Civic Literacy Conference with an advocacy essay -after school club -Writing Marathon
  14. 14. Homework Visit my blog at http://amatulli.edublogs.org/ Leave comments about the workshop or your needs as a teacher at Meadows Range Scoring Workshop coming soon! True or False Pretest!!