Students NEED lots of practice writing. However, the demands of the common core often force a compromise, due to the shortage of instructional minutes.
Writing Out Loud enables students to practice writing more frequently, in small 10-15 minute bursts.
Choose the writing type you are currently studying: narrative, persuasive, or informational.
Choose a prompt. Work through the prompt, with your students, collectively thinking out loud. Pay very careful attention to the key considerations (organization and ideas) for each writing type.
When students practice thinking and writing out loud, they are NOT actually writing. However, they are invested in understanding the organization of the writing and the importance of GREAT ideas.
The practice allows them to approach their independent writing more successfully and independently!
This item includes:
The three writing types clearly defined - with an emphasis on organization and ideas
10 GREAT student-friendly prompts for each writing type (30 prompts in all!)
Additional teaching materials would include chart paper and colored markers (for recording key words and phrases) relative to organization and ideas. It’s fun to use a different colored marker each day until an "Out Loud" piece is complete. Students will visually see the daily progress.
A GREAT way to quickly improve student writing is "Writing Anchor Charts AND Student Writing Resources!" Take a look!
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