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Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
Ela Persuasive Writing Toolbox Overview
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  • 1. ELA Persuasive Writing Toolboxes Designed by Michigan teachers for Michigan students
  • 2. Toolbox Overview <ul><li>Developed 1 for each grade level 8-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Used to help teachers help students perform more successfully on the writing segment of the ACT exam </li></ul><ul><li>Used to help teachers implement effective practices in English Language Arts instruction </li></ul>
  • 3. Persuasive Writing Toolboxes Contain: <ul><li>One prototype: helps teachers help students learn the processes and products of the ACT exam </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administer to inform instruction by identifying areas of strength </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use in conjunction with Explore and Plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 4. Persuasive Writing Toolbox Contain: <ul><li>One grade specific toolbox </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides 7 day-by-day instructional plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides at least 7 additional minilessons including test writing as a genre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developed for use during the school year as needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developed to teach the current year’s HSCEs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scaffolded from eighth to eleventh to allow for development of ever increasing proficiency </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 5. Persuasive Writing Toolbox <ul><li>Provides practice in test taking </li></ul><ul><li>Provides effective practices: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Genre study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generating ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structuring text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revising text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editing text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating text </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 6. Persuasive Writing Toolbox Philosophy <ul><li>Persuasive writing for the ACT exam is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>considered a genre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>taught through genre study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Inquiry or Constructivistic approach </li></ul>
  • 7. Persuasive Writing Toolbox <ul><li>Inquiry approach </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Noticing (immersion in the genre) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating theories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Naming writer’s craft </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finding excellent examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Envisioning yourself completing similar tasks </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 8. Format <ul><li>Day-by-day lesson plans </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Immersion in the genre </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating theories about the genre </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talking about good examples </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the prompt and task </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating your version </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating your version </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 9. Toolbox Format <ul><li>Additional minilessons </li></ul><ul><li>Additional prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Anchor set </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>So.. </li></ul>
  • 11. Prototypes help teachers help students learn the processes and products of the ACT exam <ul><li>1 is included with the Persuasive Writing Toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>Results inform: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curricular decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Material selection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 12. Persuasive Writing Toolbox helps teachers help students effectively learn how to write a persuasive essay <ul><li>Use as needed throughout the school year based on data </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches current year’s core HSCEs </li></ul><ul><li>Use with whole class, small groups, or individual students </li></ul>
  • 13. St. Clair County RESA Toolboxes <ul><li>Designed to </li></ul><ul><li>motivate students </li></ul><ul><li>and inspire teachers </li></ul>

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