Start with• baskets, bins, drawers• prompts
•Choose a prompt from a basket.•Follow a formula for each style of writing.
•Return the prompt to the bin. (color code)•Evaluate your writing.
•Narrative     Genres•Persuasive•Expository   •Journal  •Creative
• Cart and  Horse
Expository:main idea,supporting details,conclusion      (blue ink)
• Narrative: sequence  of events; can be  fiction or non-fiction;  transition words  (orange ink)
Persuasive:facts, reasons,examples,logical (purpleink)
•Journal:•point of view•(pink ink)
Creative writing:    use sizzle,give reader spice
•Expository
ExpositoryPurpose: explain Clue words:   tell why    explain
Expository introduction first reasonsecond reason third reason    closing
Expositoryclue words: tell how
Expositoryintroduction  first step second step  third step    closing
NarrativePurpose: narrate    Clue words: what happenedtell a story about     tell about     t
Introductionwhat happened firstwhat happened secondwhat happened third       c       closing
PersuasivePurpose: persuade       Clue words:convince, persuade
Persuasivewho is the audience in theessay? The principal, your  parents, a classmate?
Persuasive   Introduction First advantageSecond advantage Third advantage  (Counterpoint)      C      Closing
Journal WritingCreative Writing
Students should….• feel comfortable when writing.• not have to share their writing.    Teachers should…• model, model, model
Organize• Have a spiral writing  workshop notebook.• Genres shared by groups  each week.• Prompt stick to your desk.• Retu...
Writing Notebook••     Tighten up      Loosen up
ROLE           AUDIENCEFORMAT         TOPIC• Concepts to be learned• Brainstorm RAFT• All students – or choice of  RAFTS
RAFT examples for mathRole:       ZeroAudience:   Whole numbersFormat:     Campaign speechTopic:      The importance of zero
Parts of a graph      VariablesTV audience           EquationsScript                LetterHow to read a graph   Role of va...
Colorado River         DuckRafters                U.S. SenatorsTravel guide           LetterWhat you’ll see here   Effects...
• Colonial teenagers writing a  play for younger children        Final ideas of RAFTS  explaining hunting on the river.• A...
Reading Response• Circle• Clothes Pins• Journals to share
•How do we reach all students in reading and writing?
In closing• Story of Alzheimer’s  patients• Connections to our  young students
Thank You!• Did I sign your paper?• Please take any copies.• Please let me know if you’d  like me to email you with  any i...
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  1. 1. Start with• baskets, bins, drawers• prompts
  2. 2. •Choose a prompt from a basket.•Follow a formula for each style of writing.
  3. 3. •Return the prompt to the bin. (color code)•Evaluate your writing.
  4. 4. •Narrative Genres•Persuasive•Expository •Journal •Creative
  5. 5. • Cart and Horse
  6. 6. Expository:main idea,supporting details,conclusion (blue ink)
  7. 7. • Narrative: sequence of events; can be fiction or non-fiction; transition words (orange ink)
  8. 8. Persuasive:facts, reasons,examples,logical (purpleink)
  9. 9. •Journal:•point of view•(pink ink)
  10. 10. Creative writing: use sizzle,give reader spice
  11. 11. •Expository
  12. 12. ExpositoryPurpose: explain Clue words: tell why explain
  13. 13. Expository introduction first reasonsecond reason third reason closing
  14. 14. Expositoryclue words: tell how
  15. 15. Expositoryintroduction first step second step third step closing
  16. 16. NarrativePurpose: narrate Clue words: what happenedtell a story about tell about t
  17. 17. Introductionwhat happened firstwhat happened secondwhat happened third c closing
  18. 18. PersuasivePurpose: persuade Clue words:convince, persuade
  19. 19. Persuasivewho is the audience in theessay? The principal, your parents, a classmate?
  20. 20. Persuasive Introduction First advantageSecond advantage Third advantage (Counterpoint) C Closing
  21. 21. Journal WritingCreative Writing
  22. 22. Students should….• feel comfortable when writing.• not have to share their writing. Teachers should…• model, model, model
  23. 23. Organize• Have a spiral writing workshop notebook.• Genres shared by groups each week.• Prompt stick to your desk.• Return to proper location.
  24. 24. Writing Notebook•• Tighten up Loosen up
  25. 25. ROLE AUDIENCEFORMAT TOPIC• Concepts to be learned• Brainstorm RAFT• All students – or choice of RAFTS
  26. 26. RAFT examples for mathRole: ZeroAudience: Whole numbersFormat: Campaign speechTopic: The importance of zero
  27. 27. Parts of a graph VariablesTV audience EquationsScript LetterHow to read a graph Role of variablesLungs FrogCigarettes TadpoleComplaint LetterEffects of smoking Life cycle
  28. 28. Colorado River DuckRafters U.S. SenatorsTravel guide LetterWhat you’ll see here Effects of Oil SpillBird PlantWright Brothers SunComplaint Thank you noteDisruption of Skies Role in my growth
  29. 29. • Colonial teenagers writing a play for younger children Final ideas of RAFTS explaining hunting on the river.• As a fish, write an article for Field and Stream describing the influence of a factory along the river.
  30. 30. Reading Response• Circle• Clothes Pins• Journals to share
  31. 31. •How do we reach all students in reading and writing?
  32. 32. In closing• Story of Alzheimer’s patients• Connections to our young students
  33. 33. Thank You!• Did I sign your paper?• Please take any copies.• Please let me know if you’d like me to email you with any information covered today. (I have the list)

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