We offer tools to supplement your current writing instruction for varied developmental levels, as well as to provide application and extension opportunities for students.
The tools are separated into different components (Editing Guide, Revision Checklists, Writing Process and Graphic Organizers), and are also aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
The Editing Guides help students self-edit their writing. Editing marks on each guide correspond to the mechanics appropriate for two different writing levels (Developing and Fluent). In addition to providing each student with a copy of the guide, you may want to enlarge and display a copy in the classroom as a reference.
Checklists are developed for each of the Common Core State Standards for grades 3-8. The check lists aid students with their revisions and reduces failure because they accommodate students with limits of memory and attention. They help ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out the task. In addition to providing each student with a copy of the checklist, you may want to enlarge and display a copy in the classroom as a reference.
Graphic organizers for each text type will help students organize their initial ideas before creating a draft. Considering writers often continue to plan while writing, student authors can add ideas and details to their graphic organizers, or, omit ideas and details that no longer work.
The Writing Process model we offer is a speed model that we incorporate in our class. The process runs students through the process in one week. Each section of the process has strategy suggestions so students can choose a strategy that works for them. Our speed process can be adapted for whatever time frame you would like to implement. In addition to providing each student with a copy of the Writing Process Routine, you may want to enlarge and display a copy in the classroom as a reference.
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