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Teaching writing

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Teaching writing

  1. 1. TEACHING WRITING KSSR YEAR 2 2011 -CCJ--CCJ-
  2. 2. CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS-CCJ-
  3. 3. CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS-CCJ-
  4. 4. CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS-CCJ-
  5. 5. REFLECT: Writing Dos and Don’ts When teaching writing to Level 1 pupils, what do you normally…  …tell them to do?  …tell them not to do? Activity 1: ‘Stickies’-CCJ-
  6. 6. Writing: Process versus Product-CCJ-
  7. 7. Writing: Process versus ProductProduct ProcessNeatness Choosing a TopicGood Spelling Gathering InformationCorrect Punctuation Organizing IdeasPerfect Sentences Composing-CCJ-
  8. 8. What is your emphases? The Process or the Product? Developing writing skills happen over a series of stages and it doesn’t happen quickly. It is a PROCESS. (Curriculum Development Department, MoE)-CCJ-
  9. 9. SCAFFOLDED WRITING 4 SCAFFOLDED STAGES TO TEACHING THE WRITING SKILLS TO CHILDREN-CCJ-
  10. 10. To teach writing effectively… …teachers need to provide scaffolding required for the particular writing activity.-CCJ-
  11. 11. Scaffolding in Education Like its namesake in the construction industry, scaffolding in education is a temporary support mechanism. Students receive assistance early on to complete tasks, then as their proficiency increases, that support is gradually removed. (http://serc.carleton.edu)-CCJ-
  12. 12. THE FOUR SCAFFOLDED STAGES Modeled Writing Shared Writing Guided Writing Independent WritingActivity 2: Group Task-CCJ-
  13. 13. MODELED WRITING The teacher is the active writer. Teacher chooses the topic. Teacher demonstrates the skills of gathering and ordering information. Teacher thinks aloud. Teacher writes slowly and says a few words ahead before she writes them. Teacher asks pupils what they would like to know to model the thought process in writing.-CCJ-
  14. 14. MODELED WRITING - VIDEO-CCJ-
  15. 15. SHARED WRITING Pupils contribute ideas while the teacher writes. Lots of discussions, questions and answers. Thinking aloud continues to be used. Teacher will scribe the words, but students are now invited to contribute to the piece.-CCJ-
  16. 16. SHARED WRITING - VIDEO-CCJ-
  17. 17. GUIDED WRITING The step between teacher-directed and independent writing. Teacher utilizes prompts and clues to help develop ideas and organization. Teacher works with students either in small groups or individually. Oral discussion of sentences is conducted before writing.-CCJ-
  18. 18. GUIDED WRITING - VIDEO-CCJ-
  19. 19. INDEPENDENT WRITING Pupils use ideas from Shared Writing to produce their own independent piece. Pupils may refer to other materials to revise and edit composition. Pupils effectively utilize written language for their own purposes or as assigned by the teacher. Teacher should include a time to share the pupils’ writing to provide validation.-CCJ-
  20. 20. CONTROLLED WRITING WRITING ACTIVITIES IN THE CLASSROOM-CCJ-
  21. 21. CONTROLLED WRITING Controlled writing focuses on establishing patterns, structure, punctuation and word order.-CCJ-
  22. 22. ACTIVITIES FOR CONTROLLED WRITING Copying Making lists Filling up forms Fill-in-the-blanks Using substitution tables Rebus writing Sample of worksheet The Very Hungry Caterpillar-CCJ-
  23. 23. REFERENCES http://www.primary-education- oasis.com/teaching-writing-to-children.html http://www.ehow.com/info_8221330_controlled- writing-activities.html http://www.youtube.com-CCJ-

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