Development of a unique, strong voice.
Concise, packed, lively writing (strong, forceful language)
Authority and Conﬁdence
Immediate and speciﬁc examples and details
REAL WRITING FOR REAL AUDIENCES
(purposeful, authentic instructional contexts)
How do we get there?
Deal with students’ emotions surrounding writing
Frequent writing opportunities paired with timely feedback
Model and teach self-regulation
Develop a strong class “community of writers
Exercise students’ writing vocabularies
“Learning to read and write is not
learning how texts stick together but
how people stick together through
- Brandt, 42, 1990.
What is a memoir?
“Slice of Life” Story
Reﬂects what they
Student writers mirror see.
Steps of “Construction”
• Prewriting (i.e., “What do I have to say?)
• Artifact Search
• Storyboard Development
• Script Sharing Circle
• Script Revision
• Screening, Viewing, and Discussion