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Write On! Using Writing to Improve Student Learning in All Subjects<br />Cara Wolford<br />Literacy Coach<br />Kannapolis ...
Quick Write<br />When it comes to writing, I believe…<br />
Best Practices<br />Writing tasks are rooted in meaningful content.<br />Students write for authentic purposes and audienc...
Writing Strategies<br />Now…One-Sentence Summary on a Sticky Note!<br />
What…<br />written products<br />writing styles<br />thinking skills<br />…are characteristic of your subject area?<br />
Writing and Thinking<br />Applying<br />Analyzing<br />Synthesizing<br />Integrating<br />Evaluating<br />Creating<br />re...
Writing Strategies<br />Before Instruction(to spark interest, set the purpose, assess prior knowledge)<br />During Instruc...
BeforeWriting Strategies<br />Fast Write<br />Writing Roulette<br />Probable Passages/Possible Sentences/Word Splash<br />...
Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log<br />
DuringWriting Strategies<br />Graphic Organizers<br />One-Sentence Summaries<br />Sticky Notes (connections, questions, pa...
Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log<br />
AfterWriting Strategies<br />ABC Review<br />Learning Frame<br />Learning Logs<br /> free response, visualization, dialogu...
RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic)<br />Create 2-3 possible RAFT ideas for your content area.  Focus on something you wi...
Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log<br />
Managing Writing<br />Time<br />Assessment<br />Scaffolding<br />Sharing<br />
Managing Writing –TIME<br />Writing  Thinking  Learning<br />Writing strategies to learn content<br />Use writing activi...
Managing Writing - ASSESSMENT<br />What to do with it:<br />Go on; it served its purpose.<br />Share<br />Collect<br />To ...
Managing Writing –SCAFFOLDING<br />Modeling<br />Guiding questions<br />Graphic organizers<br />Prompts<br />Feedback/Revi...
Managing Writing - SHARING<br />Discussion<br />Partner<br />Small group<br />Whole class<br />Peer response<br />Teacher ...
Motivating Students to Write<br />Allow choice in topic/format<br />Choose topics/issues with which students can connect<b...
Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log<br />
Exit Slip –Summarizing Strategy<br />When it comes to writing in my classroom, I will…<br />
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  1. 1. Thanks for coming!Please…<br />Sign the sign-in sheet.<br />Go to:<br />http://carawolford.wetpaint.com<br />Click on the Write On! Link.<br />
  2. 2. Write On! Using Writing to Improve Student Learning in All Subjects<br />Cara Wolford<br />Literacy Coach<br />Kannapolis Middle School<br />
  3. 3. Quick Write<br />When it comes to writing, I believe…<br />
  4. 4. Best Practices<br />Writing tasks are rooted in meaningful content.<br />Students write for authentic purposes and audiences.<br />Students write frequently and regularly.<br />Students have opportunities to discuss, share, and evaluate their writing.<br />Students have choice over topics, when possible.<br />Students understand and engage in writing as a process.<br />The different writing needs for each discipline are taught to students.<br />
  5. 5. Writing Strategies<br />Now…One-Sentence Summary on a Sticky Note!<br />
  6. 6. What…<br />written products<br />writing styles<br />thinking skills<br />…are characteristic of your subject area?<br />
  7. 7. Writing and Thinking<br />Applying<br />Analyzing<br />Synthesizing<br />Integrating<br />Evaluating<br />Creating<br />requires<br />
  8. 8. Writing Strategies<br />Before Instruction(to spark interest, set the purpose, assess prior knowledge)<br />During Instruction(to organize, summarize, question)<br />After Instruction(to practice, apply, extend, reflect)<br />
  9. 9. BeforeWriting Strategies<br />Fast Write<br />Writing Roulette<br />Probable Passages/Possible Sentences/Word Splash<br />Think-Ink-Pair-Share<br />
  10. 10. Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log<br />
  11. 11. DuringWriting Strategies<br />Graphic Organizers<br />One-Sentence Summaries<br />Sticky Notes (connections, questions, paraphrase, etc.)<br />RAFT<br />Written Conversation/Snowball Fight<br />Problem-Process Chart<br />
  12. 12. Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log<br />
  13. 13. AfterWriting Strategies<br />ABC Review<br />Learning Frame<br />Learning Logs<br /> free response, visualization, dialogue, summarizer<br />ExitSlips/Admit Slips<br />RAFT<br />
  14. 14. RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic)<br />Create 2-3 possible RAFT ideas for your content area. Focus on something you will be teaching soon!<br />
  15. 15. Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log<br />
  16. 16. Managing Writing<br />Time<br />Assessment<br />Scaffolding<br />Sharing<br />
  17. 17. Managing Writing –TIME<br />Writing  Thinking  Learning<br />Writing strategies to learn content<br />Use writing activities as transitions.<br />
  18. 18. Managing Writing - ASSESSMENT<br />What to do with it:<br />Go on; it served its purpose.<br />Share<br />Collect<br />To grade or not to grade?<br />Discuss: (Snowball Fight!)<br />How do you know what to grade and what not to grade?<br />What are some “tricks” to manage paperwork?<br />What about grammar?<br />
  19. 19. Managing Writing –SCAFFOLDING<br />Modeling<br />Guiding questions<br />Graphic organizers<br />Prompts<br />Feedback/Revision*<br />
  20. 20. Managing Writing - SHARING<br />Discussion<br />Partner<br />Small group<br />Whole class<br />Peer response<br />Teacher (with or w/o feedback)<br />
  21. 21. Motivating Students to Write<br />Allow choice in topic/format<br />Choose topics/issues with which students can connect<br />Create authentic purpose/audience<br />Model everything<br />Encourage prewriting/planning<br />Incorporate discussion<br />Provide feedback as necessary<br />
  22. 22. Writing in All Content AreasLearning Log<br />
  23. 23. Exit Slip –Summarizing Strategy<br />When it comes to writing in my classroom, I will…<br />

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