The Writing Process

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The Writing Process

  1. 1. TheWriting Process<br />What do you do before beginning to write an important letter, e-mail, or other writing?<br /><ul><li> Write notes on scrap paper?
  2. 2. Talk it out with someone else?
  3. 3. Make a draft and come back to it later?
  4. 4. Have others read it and give you feedback?</li></ul>You’re using the Writing Process!!!!!<br />
  5. 5. Brainstorming<br />Usually we start with the circle map<br />Students just need to get all their ideas from their head to their paper.<br />For young or unmotivated students, this step can be done orally while you write down his/her ideas.<br />Ideas<br />pool<br />camp<br />Student Example<br />Swim team<br />Topic<br />Very hot<br />Playing outside<br />Summer<br />Linked items do not open on all computer. Look back at the Writing Process site to find links. <br />no school<br />Stay up late<br />beach<br />
  6. 6. Mapping<br />The students organize their thoughts using a tree or flee map<br />Different types of writing use different maps<br />Tree Map<br />Flee Map<br />The flee map is a combination of the tree and flow map. It helps organize for opening, middle, and closing sentences and paragraphs<br />Young students work with<br />teachers and parents to <br />create maps.<br />
  7. 7. Rough Draft or Sloppy Copy<br />The rough draft, which is also called a sloppy copy, is for turning ideas into sentences.<br />Don’t worry about spelling or making it perfect.<br />Good maps will make this step much easier and less daunting.<br />Outlines can help older students further organize writing.<br />Open the outline as a Word Document to add or delete lines and topics based on the level and ability of your child.<br />
  8. 8. Revising<br />Elementary writings are not perfect. Consider your child’s writing and what areas need the most improvement.<br />Possible areas:<br />Capitalization and Punctuation<br />Grammar<br />Organizing<br />Adding details<br />More complex sentences<br />Choose one or two areas and don’t worry much about everything else. <br />
  9. 9. Revising <br />Step 1: Self Check<br />The student should make checks of areas they should already know. Depending on age and ability it can include capitalization, punctuation, basic spelling, complete sentences, etc.<br />Step 2: Adult help<br />You must be careful to help the student without doing work for them. Lesson 4 “Making Improvements” will go more in depth on how to help you child become a better writer.<br />
  10. 10. Final Copy<br />Many students don’t want to re-write the whole thing. They want the rough draft to be “good enough”<br />Using special paper or typing it on the computer will make it more special.<br />Free stationary:<br />Activity Village<br />Free Printable Stationary<br />Squidoo – lots of links<br />Links are available when you close this window if they will not open.<br />
  11. 11. Please close out of this presentation to return to the Soaring to Success Writing site.<br />

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