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    Write On! Using Writing to Improve Student Learning Write On! Using Writing to Improve Student Learning Presentation Transcript

    • Thanks for coming!Please…
      Sign the sign-in sheet.
      Go to:
      http://carawolford.wetpaint.com
      Click on the Write On! Link.
    • Write On! Using Writing to Improve Student Learning in All Subjects
      Cara Wolford
      Literacy Coach
      Kannapolis Middle School
    • Quick Write
      When it comes to writing, I believe…
    • Best Practices
      Writing tasks are rooted in meaningful content.
      Students write for authentic purposes and audiences.
      Students write frequently and regularly.
      Students have opportunities to discuss, share, and evaluate their writing.
      Students have choice over topics, when possible.
      Students understand and engage in writing as a process.
      The different writing needs for each discipline are taught to students.
    • Writing Strategies
      Now…One-Sentence Summary on a Sticky Note!
    • What…
      written products
      writing styles
      thinking skills
      …are characteristic of your subject area?
    • Writing and Thinking
      Applying
      Analyzing
      Synthesizing
      Integrating
      Evaluating
      Creating
      requires
    • Writing Strategies
      Before Instruction(to spark interest, set the purpose, assess prior knowledge)
      During Instruction(to organize, summarize, question)
      After Instruction(to practice, apply, extend, reflect)
    • BeforeWriting Strategies
      Fast Write
      Writing Roulette
      Probable Passages/Possible Sentences/Word Splash
      Think-Ink-Pair-Share
    • Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log
    • DuringWriting Strategies
      Graphic Organizers
      One-Sentence Summaries
      Sticky Notes (connections, questions, paraphrase, etc.)
      RAFT
      Written Conversation/Snowball Fight
      Problem-Process Chart
    • Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log
    • AfterWriting Strategies
      ABC Review
      Learning Frame
      Learning Logs
      free response, visualization, dialogue, summarizer
      ExitSlips/Admit Slips
      RAFT
    • RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic)
      Create 2-3 possible RAFT ideas for your content area. Focus on something you will be teaching soon!
    • Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log
    • Managing Writing
      Time
      Assessment
      Scaffolding
      Sharing
    • Managing Writing –TIME
      Writing  Thinking  Learning
      Writing strategies to learn content
      Use writing activities as transitions.
    • Managing Writing - ASSESSMENT
      What to do with it:
      Go on; it served its purpose.
      Share
      Collect
      To grade or not to grade?
      Discuss: (Snowball Fight!)
      How do you know what to grade and what not to grade?
      What are some “tricks” to manage paperwork?
      What about grammar?
    • Managing Writing –SCAFFOLDING
      Modeling
      Guiding questions
      Graphic organizers
      Prompts
      Feedback/Revision*
    • Managing Writing - SHARING
      Discussion
      Partner
      Small group
      Whole class
      Peer response
      Teacher (with or w/o feedback)
    • Motivating Students to Write
      Allow choice in topic/format
      Choose topics/issues with which students can connect
      Create authentic purpose/audience
      Model everything
      Encourage prewriting/planning
      Incorporate discussion
      Provide feedback as necessary
    • Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log
    • Exit Slip –Summarizing Strategy
      When it comes to writing in my classroom, I will…