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The write idea

  1. 1. The Write Idea Global History and Geography
  2. 2. Building Writing Skills <ul><li>Unlocking writer’s block </li></ul><ul><li>Starting on the right foot </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing thoughts: pre-writing strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thematic Essays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DBQs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understanding expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Getting more from reluctant writers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Unlocking Writer’s Block <ul><li>The Brain Storm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students write on a topic for five minutes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thoughts, questions, anything related that comes into their minds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Word Lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students write paragraphs using specific terms from provided lists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creative Solutions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Starting on the Right Foot <ul><li>Thesis Statements: How to move beyond restating the question </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory Paragraphs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Organizing Thoughts: Prewriting Strategies <ul><li>Thematic Essays </li></ul><ul><li>DBQs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Thematic Essays <ul><li>Breaking down the parts of the question </li></ul><ul><li>Webbing </li></ul><ul><li>Blocking </li></ul><ul><li>Bulleting </li></ul>
  7. 7. DBQs <ul><li>Breaking down the parts of the question </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming first for outside information </li></ul><ul><li>Using documents to address tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Putting it all together </li></ul><ul><li>Starting small: Introducing the new Mini </li></ul>
  8. 8. Understanding Expectations <ul><li>Breaking down the rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Making students scorers </li></ul><ul><li>Self evaluation and peer evaluation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Getting More From Reluctant Writers <ul><li>Writing from graphic organizers and illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Group writing </li></ul><ul><li>Cartooning </li></ul><ul><li>Creating primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Using other types of media as forms of writing </li></ul>

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