A18 Integrating Multiple Intelligences in Writing

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This is the most recent version of my presentation from the Midwest Conference on Differentiated Instruction on July 18th.

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A18 Integrating Multiple Intelligences in Writing

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  2. 2. A 20 Writing Instruction Made Tangible (Gr. 6-12) <br />Katie McKnight, Ph.D.<br />Email: Katie@KatherineMcKnight.com<br />Twitter: @LiteracyWorld<br />Facebook: KatieMcKnightLiteracy<br />Website: www.KatherineMcKnight.com<br />
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  4. 4. Writing Beliefs<br />Above Everything Else—WRITING IS COMMUNICATION<br />Writing is not DRILL & KILL Worksheets<br />Writing is not practicing isolated skills<br />Writing is not mindless writing exercises<br />Writing is not all about assessment<br />Writing is not formulas<br />WRITING IS COMMUNICATION<br />
  5. 5. Writing Beliefs<br />Writing may stem from and is intimately related to:<br />Thinking<br />Reading<br />Speaking<br />But—Writing is none of these things.<br />Written Communication is not spoken language transferred to print.<br />We cannot “Write it like you say it!”<br />
  6. 6. Making Writing Tangible<br />Incorporating multiple intelligences in mini lessons.<br />Using and developing strategic writing activities that employ multiple intelligences<br />
  7. 7. Mini Lesson Development<br />Let’s look at the Mini Lesson<br />Determine Content Need<br />Keep Them Short<br />Make Them Simple<br />Engage Students and Provide for Interaction<br />Provide Practice Time<br />Consider, “What’s Next?”<br />Evaluate<br />
  8. 8. Sample Mini Lessons<br />Lessons for Focus and Organization<br /> Don’t Spill the topics<br /> Sweet Organization<br />
  9. 9. Sample Mini Lessons<br />Lessons for Sentence Structure, Punctuation and Grammar<br />Nouns and Verbs<br />Postcards from the Past<br />Crushing Contractions<br />
  10. 10. Kinesthetic Writing Exercises<br />Based on Improvisation Games<br />(Spolin, 1999)<br />One Word Story<br />Beginning-Middle-End<br />Situation-Problem-Solution<br />Pearls on a String<br />
  11. 11. Reflections<br />What did I learn about writing?<br />Why is what I learned important<br />To ME?<br />To my STUDENTS?<br />How will I incorporate what I have learned into my teaching?<br />
  12. 12. Lessons Were Selected from these Books<br />New Book:<br />Hands on Grammar: Multimodal Grammar and Language Mini Lessons, Grades 5-12<br />Available on Amazon September 1, 2011<br />

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