1. Spice Up Your Writing! Dawn Ferreyra Omaha Public Schools
2. Preheat the Oven
3. Our Focus for Today…• Understand how the 6 Traits and the Writing Process fit into Writers’ Workshop• Select and Extend a Mini-Lesson• Practice the Gradual Release Model
4. Start Cooking!
5. What’s for dinner?Expository Nachos Cream of Persuasive SoupChicken a la Narrative Boston Cream DescriptiveAfter Dinner Poetry
6. Modes may have more than one recipe.
7. What recipe do you need?• Mode: Expository • Mode: Expository• Form: Procedural • Form: Report – How To Writing – Research Report – Problem Solving – Book Report Steps
8. Each mode has a different combination of the sameingredients, but the emphasis is changed with the form.
9. What ingredients do I need?1 Cup Ideas 1 Cup Organization1 Cup Organization 1 Cup Sent. Fluency ½ C Sentence Fluency ½ C Ideas ½ C Conventions ½ C Conventions 1 tsp. Voice 1 tsp. Voice 1 tsp. Word Choice 1 tsp. Word Choice
10. Use the writing process as you would a recipe.
11. Ingredients:Word choice, Ideas, Conventions,Organization, Sentence Fluency, VoiceDirections:Combine all Ingredients as you follow theWriting Process. Let it simmer in a WritingPortfolio throughout the year, stirringoccasionally.
12. Whet Your Appetite: Mini-Lessons •Establishing Procedures •Connect to Reading •Audience and Purpose
13. Workshop Management Using Materials/Equipment Time Management Community Interactions Writer’s Craft Managing Independent Work Collecting Ideas Managing Portfolios Why Writers Write Using a Writers NotebookQuality and Conventions PurposeRubrics and Scoring Steps of the Writing ProcessSpelling 6 TraitsGrammar Writing to Different GenresParagraphing Reading-Writing ConnectionsPunctuation Writing StrategiesCapital Letters
14. The Mini-Lesson Tree
15. Modeled Lesson: 5-10 minutes Think Aloud While Writing Shows How to Write a Text Read Aloud With Authentic LiteratureShared: 5-10 minutes Shared Writing Interactive Writing Scaffolded Conversation
17. Modeling and Sharing• Read students a story. • Continue adding details• Think aloud about the with the whole group. details and the questions • Do we have everything we I’m still left with. need to make a complete,• Write a summary sentence interesting story? from the story.• Add a few details I think they might be missing.
18. Guided and Independent • Open your writers• With your partner, read notebook to a story you the anchor story. wrote in the last month.• Highlight a part where • Use your highlighter to you can add more detail. mark a place you can add• On your detail chart, fill in more detail. details that add to the • On your detail chart, fill in story. details that add to the• Ask who, what, where, story. when, how. • Ask who, what, where, when, how.
19. •Like any good chef, you need to try out multiplerecipes.•Revisit procedures, concepts, stories, drafts, pictures…•Choose your mini-lessons based on your student needs.•Use the gradual release process to guide instruction.•Let students share their work- peers, families, otherteachers.•Let them know what they say/write/design isimportant!
20. The pen is the tongue of the mind. Miguel de Cervantes