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Watch DEW @ SVSU ppt. first, then follow this step by step guide to get started in your own building.

Watch DEW @ SVSU ppt. first, then follow this step by step guide to get started in your own building.

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  • 1. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write D.E.W Drop Everything & Write 10 Minutes a Day to writing fluency Created in collaboration with Deb VanSumeren &the Bay City Public Schools Curriculum Coaches VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 2. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write Planning on “Doing the DEW” Getting started… VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 3. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write DEW is data-driven & research based Disaggregate your School/Class MEAP Item Analysis for Writing **as an entire staff** VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 4. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write Possible Timeline-measure twice, cut once: November 2006-Verellen Elementary School (E-HPS) • Gained knowledge of D.E.W. format through Deb VanSumeren (Linsday Elementary Principal/previously BCPS Curriculum Coach). It is a format that Handy Middle School created based on Collin’s Writing. It promotes daily, all-school, timed writing in response to different prompts. This process encourages students to write often, write more and write on topic while using supporting details. • Literacy Specialist piloted DEW process with most “at-risk” students with great success. They became the experts in the field of DEW before anyone else in the school. • SVSU Leadership in Literacy seminar-our focus on MEAP writing scores determined that our students need to become more comfortable with writing, specifically adding details and do it on a regular basis in all content areas. DEW came up again. • Invited Deb to present the “what and why” of D.E.W. to staff. • MEAP writing data drove us to do something different in the area of writing-DEW was adopted as our idea to try. • Ordered a journal & pencil for each student to use during D.E.W. time. • Collaborated with all staff to create a 15 minute writing window three times a week and writing prompts. January 2007 • Literacy Specialist modeled a 30 minute, TYPE I, D.E.W. lesson in all classrooms. Journals and pencils were used for this first modeling session to promote excitement and interest. IT WORKED!  • 1/17-Launched DEW process using a script • 1/29-Requested feedback from staff (attached)-very positive! • 1/30-Writing Prompt meeting for February & March PROMPTS o Open to anyone who wishes to attend. February 2007-May 2007 • Continued writing three times a week • Monthly prompt meetings • Feedback at staff meetings VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 5. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write I Do, We Do,* You Do (The DEW-get it?!?!) *Repeat until ready VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 6. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write D.E.W. Feedback Sheet Please complete the attached FEEDBACK SHEET and return so that we can further support you. Name _______________________________________________________________________ What is working well so far: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ What surprised me most was: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ I still need help with: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ D.E.W. Feedback Sheet Please complete the attached FEEDBACK SHEET and return so that we can further support you. Name _______________________________________________________________________ What is working well so far: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ What surprised me most was: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ I still need help with: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 7. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write TYPE I LENGTH FOCUS BEFORE: 1. Distribute DEW journals and sharpened pencils 2. Post prompt for the day in a visible spot for students 3. No bathroom, pencil sharpening, getting out of seat, etc. DURING: 1. Model EVERYTHING on the Overhead. 2. Label papers with “X’s” every ______ line depending of grade level recommendations. K-2-do not skip lines, 3rd-5th grade-skip lines for editing and revising at a later date. K-1: 2 lines (do not skip lines) 2nd: 3 lines (do not skip lines) 3rd: 5 lines 4th: 8 lines 5th: 10 lines 6-8: 10-20 lines depending upon topic 3. Draw a short wavy line under your last “X” 4. Listen to announcement and model directions (see attached script) 5. Immediately following announcement, begin writing on the overhead or ELMO for students to see that you are writing too. 6. After 5 minutes of writing, start to circulate around the room to stamp papers. 7. If a child has met the length requirement, stamp the paper and encourage them to continue writing until they are done saying everything they need to say. Three SILENT choices when finished. • Illustrate with a text matching illustration, AFTER receiving a stamp • Rest • Keep writing 8. If a child is stuck, guide them gently: a. Read what you have so far to me b. I want to know more about…have that be your next line c. Let’s just talk about ________ first, then you can write what you said 9. NEVER discuss spelling, word choice, punctuation, grammar, type I is just for length. AFTER: 1. Share if you would like 2. Collect journals and DEW pencils for next time VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 8. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write TYPE II CONTENT FOCUS BEFORE: 1. Distribute DEW journals and sharpened pencils 2. Post prompt for the day in a visible spot for students 3. No bathroom, pencil sharpening, getting out of seat, etc. DURING: 4. Model EVERYTHING on the Overhead. 5. Label papers with “X”’s every other line the length of paper. 6. Listen to announcement and model directions 7. Immediately following announcement begin writing on the overhead for students to see that you are writing too. 8. After 5 minutes of writing, start to circulate around the room to stamp papers. You are checking for CONTENT with a TYPE II. Look for the circled responses that were required for the day. 9. If a child has met the CONTENT requirement, stamp the paper and encourage them to continue writing until they are done saying everything they need to say. 10.If a child is stuck, guide them gently: a. Read what you have so far to me b. I want to know more about…have that be your next line c. Let’s just talk about ________ first, then you can write what you said 11.NEVER discuss spelling, word choice, punctuation, grammar, type II is just for CONTENT. AFTER: 12.Share if you would like 13.Collect journals and DEW pencils for next time EXTENSION: When students begin to feel very comfortable with both a TYPE I and a TYPE II, it is time to take a piece through the writing process using SIX TRAIT LANGUAGE for Publication. VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 9. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write Sample Announcement Scripts VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 10. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write Drop Everything & Write SAMPLE SCRIPT- Verellen Elementary School E- HPS $ Good afternoon this is __________________ and it is D.E.W. (Drop Everything & Write) time. $ An adult in the room will model all parts of the DEW process. You may look at their writing at any time if you have questions. $ Please open your DEW journals to a clean page. Today we will do a TYPE ___ writing, please label your paper with a _____. Fill in your name and date, today=s date is ________________. (PAUSE-count to 10) $ Second graders-please place THREE X=s down the left hand side of your journal page. Third graders-please place FIVE X=s down the left hand side of your journal page. (PAUSE-count to 10) $ Draw a short, wavy line under your last X. When you are writing, you may stop at the X if you have said all you need to say, or keep writing if you have more to add. If you reach your goal you will get a stamp from an adult in your room. $ Your DEW prompt for today is: (read twice, SLOWLY) ____________________________________________________________ VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 11. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write $ Your teacher has also put the prompt up in the room for you to refer to. $ You will have ten minutes to write-you may begin.(SET A TIMER FOR TEN M INUTES) Start to monitor classrooms. Take journal with you and drop in to write or help stamp in five of the classrooms. After ten minutes: $ DEW time has now ended. Please finish the line you are working on and your teacher will give you further directions. Have a great day! SAMPLE DAILY GENERIC -Announcement Script T.L. Handy Middle School Mrs. Young MONDAY Monday DEW prompt: Good Morning Staff and Students, It is Drop Everything and Write Time. The purpose of DEW time is to teach you to write more details to a prompt, for a longer amount of time. Today is a TYPE 1 day so place a TYPE 1 in the top left hand corner of your paper and place ten X’s down the left hand margin, skipping every other line. Write your name and date in the top right hand corner of your paper. Today is Monday, __________ or ___/____/07. Today’s DEW Prompt was submitted by ________________________________. Prompt is taken from student suggestions-see POWERPOINT in DEW Notebook: VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 12. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write You may now begin writing. STOP AT 7:42 on Monday-SAY: DEW time has now ended. Mrs. Young TUESDAY Tuesday DEW prompt: Good Morning Staff and Students, It is Drop Everything and Write Time. The purpose of DEW time is to teach you to write more details to a prompt, for a longer amount of time. Please write your name and date in the top right hand corner of your paper. Today is TUESDAY, _____________ or ___/___/07. Today is a TYPE 2 day so place a TYPE 2 in the top left hand corner of your paper. TYPE 2 writing is built on what you are learning in your CORE classes. Please direct your attention to your teacher for today’s prompt and further instructions. STOP AT 7:42 on Tuesday. SAY: DEW time has now ended. Please turn to your teacher for further instructions. Mrs. Young WEDNESDAY Wednesday DEW prompt: Good Morning Staff and Students, It is Drop Everything and Write Time. The purpose of DEW time is to teach you to write more details to a prompt, for a longer amount of time. Please write your name and date in the top right hand corner of your paper. Today is - WEDNESDAY, ________________ or ___/___/07. Today is a TYPE 2 day so place a TYPE 2 in the top left hand corner of your paper. TYPE 2 writing is built on what you are learning in your CORE classes. Please direct your attention to your teacher for today’s prompt and further instructions. STOP AT 7:44 on Wednesday. VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 13. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write SAY: DEW time has now ended. Please turn to your attention to your teacher for further instructions. Mrs. Young THURSDAY Thursday DEW prompt: Good Morning Staff and Students, It is Drop Everything and Write Time. The purpose of DEW time is to teach you to write more details to a prompt, for a longer amount of time. Please write your name and date in the top right hand corner of your paper. Today is - THURSDAY, ________________ or ___/___/07. Today is a TYPE 2 day so place a TYPE 2 in the top left hand corner of your paper. TYPE 2 writing is built on what you are learning in your CORE classes. Please direct your attention to your teacher for today’s prompt and further instructions. STOP AT 7:42 on Thursday. SAY: DEW time has now ended. Please turn to your attention to your teacher for further instructions. Mrs. Young FRIDAY FREE-WRITE FRIDAY DEW Prompt: Good Morning Staff and Students, today is FREE WRITE FRIDAY. To help guide you with some suggestions, I will be sharing some of our DEW Prompt suggestions that were submitted by students. Please write your name and date in the top right hand corner of your paper. Today is - FRIDAY, _______________ or ___/___/07. Today is a TYPE 1 day so place a TYPE 1 in the top left hand corner of your paper and place ten X’s down the left hand margin, skipping every other line. Today is FREE WRITE FRIDAY, so may write about anything that you wish. If you are stuck, you may refer to your Authority List or use one of the following student suggestions. VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 14. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write Prompt is taken from student suggestions-see POWERPOINT in DEW Notebook: You could write about _____________________________________________as suggested by _____________________________________________________. You could write about _____________________________________________as suggested by _____________________________________________________. Perhaps you could write about _______________________________________as suggested by _____________________________________________________. Or you could write about ____________________________________________as suggested by _____________________________________________________. Whatever your choice of writing prompt, you may now begin writing. STOP AT 7:42 on Friday schedule day. SAY: DEW time has now ended and I hope you all have a FABULOUS FRIDAY and SAFE weekend. D.E.W. VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 15. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write Writing Prompt Structure & Ideas VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 16. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write DEW Authority List YOU are an AUTHORITY on your life. Write about what you know! Place a check by each writing topic after you write about it. Think & write about… If you could be anywhere right now, where would it be? Your grandma Your grandpa Vacations Pets Who do you love? Siblings A time you got hurt A time you were angry A time you cried for a happy reason A time you cried for a sad reason A time you are proud of A time you aren’t proud of Your lifetime goals Your dreams Your hopes and desires Think about your favorites…. Movies Music Videos Foods Desserts Hang Outs What are you afraid of? What do you look forward to? Who do you miss? Who do you worry about? What do you worry about? What’s your greatest accomplishment? List a few childhood memories. Other ideas: _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 17. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write DEW PROMPT IDEA : Submitted by _______________________________________ Type I or 2 __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ DEW PROMPT IDEA : Submitted by _______________________________________ Type I or 2 __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ DEW PROMPT IDEA : Submitted by _______________________________________ Type I or 2 __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 18. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write Additional Prompt Structure Ideas Verellen Elementary School E-HPS Monday- Kid Friendly Prompts: TYPE I Length requirement only Wednesday- Content Area Prompts: TYPE II No length requirement, content focus, circle content parts of response EX. “Write about three kinds of habitats that you have learned about in Science, and circle them.” (A generic prompt will be provided by the committee through March. At that point, teachers are encouraged to start coming up with a content prompt that focuses on something that you are actually teaching. Support will be provided at that time to help come up with prompts) Friday- Lifeskill Prompt: TYPE I Based on Life-skills, character development, etc. VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010
  • 19. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write January Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat D.E.W. 1 2 3 4 5 6 PROMPTS Drop Everything & Write 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Write __ Write __lines lines telling about telling about how Winter. to be a good friend. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Write __ lines Write ___ lines Write ____ lines telling about what telling why you telling why it is makes you would rather visit good to be a kid. happy. a mountain, a desert or a beach. 28 29 30 31 Write ____ lines Write __ lines describing your telling what you perfect day. would do if you were President. VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010 2007
  • 20. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write February Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat D.E.W. Drop 1 2 3 Write ____ lines PROMPTS Everything & telling how you Write should behave on the playground. 4 5 6 7 TYPE II 8 9 10 TYPE I If animals could TYPE I 3-5 lines about the talk, write and 3-5 lines about kind of animal you circle 3 things how to properly would like to be. they might say care for animals. 11 12 13 14 TYPE II 15 16 17 TYPE I Write about and TYPE I In 3-5 lines how circle 3 ways to 3-5 lines you would use one show people that describing how you magic wish. you love them. would help a new student. 18 19 20 21 TYPE II 22 23 24 TYPE I Describe and circle NO SCHOOL 3-5 lines about the name of a Mid-Winter Break your favorite places you have cartoon character. been to or would like to go to. 25 26 27 28 TYPE II NO SCHOOL Write about and Mid-Winter Break circle 2 of the four seasons. VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010 2007
  • 21. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write March Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat GENERIC CONTENT LIFE LESSON TYPE I TYPE II TYPE I 1 2 3 Write 3-5 lines telling why it is important to tell the truth. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NO SCHOOL Where would you If you were a Professional go on vacation? teacher, what kind Development Day Tell us 3 things of student would you would do. you enjoy having in your classroom? 11 12 13 14 15 16 TYPE II 17 If you could have Write about 2 Describe & circle 3 any animal for a things that you places a leprechaun pet, what would it have read that are might hide their be and why? not books. gold. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 What would you do Pick 3 words to Write about a time for entertainment describe yourself when you did if you did not have and explain why something good for electricity at you chose those someone else. home. words. 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 What would you Name 2 kinds of Describe rules put on your most weather in that you should creative sandwich? Michigan and follow when you explain each with are working in a supporting details. group. VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010 2007
  • 22. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write April Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Describe 3 things Write about a time you did over Spring when it is Break. important to be patient. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Write about your Write about 3 nice What qualities do favorite activity things Mrs. Dostal you need to be a during Spring does for our good teacher? Break. school. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Tell about your Name your 3 Write about how favorite video favorite foods and you could help the game and why you tell what you like Earth. like it. about them. 29 30 Describe what you think outer space might be like (sounds, sights, smells). VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010 2007
  • 23. D.E.W. Guidelines Drop Everything and Write May Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 Write about 2 or 3 Write about a goal things that you you have or have have seen that are had and what you signs of Spring. would do or did to achieve this goal. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Write about what Name a special you would like to person in your life be when you grow and circle 3 up. reasons they are special. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Explain why we use Write about 3 What could you Accelerated things you would have done Reader everyday? like to do on differently in summer vacation. order to be at Eastland Lanes today? 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 What are some No D.E.W. – No D.E.W. – things you like Verellen Field Day. Verellen field trip about D.E.W.? – all students. What are some things you didn’t like about D.E.W.? 27 28 29 30 31 VanSumeren/Young Updated 2/2010 2007