Writing Processes & Strategies (Literacy)

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Supporting students in writing processes & strategies in order for them to become "expert writers" is an elaborate process. The process requires students to do various things simultaneously such as forming letters, spelling, choosing words & generating ideas. Teachers could support students by starting with limited number of writing skills & gradually increasing over time. With practice, students will be able to engage in 'thinking' and 'doing' the necessary skills concurrently (BLD, 2018).

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Instruction

This is an engaging way to teach students about procedural writing. The teacher uses visual examples for her young students to show how relevant the process is. She also uses something that all students have been exposed to & participated in- dressing for cold weather. This type of activity is effective because students are familiar with the process & can see the words they use on the chart paper (e.g., first, next, then). Also, the text could be read aloud & prompt words should be…

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This is an engaging way to teach students about procedural writing. The teacher uses visual examples for her young students to show how relevant the process is. She also uses something that all students have been exposed to & participated in- dressing for cold weather. This type of activity is effective because students are familiar with the process & can see the words they use on the chart paper (e.g., first, next, then). Also, the text could be read aloud & prompt words should be…

This is a creative activity to engage students in writing. With this activity students are given opportunities to demonstrate creativity & use everyday language. I believe this is an effective and useful activity because teachers can use students’ interest to promote writing. Additionally, teachers can take advantage of the activity by making cross-curricular connections (e.g., having a picture of an insect when learning about bugs in science & asking students to create a narrative about…

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This is a creative activity to engage students in writing. With this activity students are given opportunities to demonstrate creativity & use everyday language. I believe this is an effective and useful activity because teachers can use students’ interest to promote writing. Additionally, teachers can take advantage of the activity by making cross-curricular connections (e.g., having a picture of an insect when learning about bugs in science & asking students to create a narrative about…

This writing center activity is a great way to engage and motivate students to write during their free time. By having the ‘classroom mailbox’, students will be attracted to having their own personalized area to ‘mail-out’ letters. Letters will give students a particular purpose for writing, and create an environment where they can mail it to classroom friends (BLD, 2018). Additionally, this activity can promote a classroom community by having students write to different peers.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This writing center activity is a great way to engage and motivate students to write during their free time. By having the ‘classroom mailbox’, students will be attracted to having their own personalized area to ‘mail-out’ letters. Letters will give students a particular purpose for writing, and create an environment where they can mail it to classroom friends (BLD, 2018). Additionally, this activity can promote a classroom community by having students write to different peers.

This teacher has built her writing program with the influence of Lucy Calkin's literacy program. There are several steps that take place in this writer's workshop. All stages used by this teacher promote literacy independence for students, in addition to development of writing skills (YouTube, 2011; BLD, 2018). This lesson is valuable for educators because it presents a chance for students to not only be engaged in literacy but also work on multiple skills related to the writing process.

Lucy Calkin's Writing Approach: Developing Writing Skills in First Grade

This teacher has built her writing program with the influence of Lucy Calkin's literacy program. There are several steps that take place in this writer's workshop. All stages used by this teacher promote literacy independence for students, in addition to development of writing skills (YouTube, 2011; BLD, 2018). This lesson is valuable for educators because it presents a chance for students to not only be engaged in literacy but also work on multiple skills related to the writing process.

Understanding

This resource is designed to be useful for both classroom teachers and parents. The writing samples from Kindergarten to Grade 3 provide relevant resources and pair with advice regarding instructional strategies. Some categories that were helpful for me were Classroom Strategies for various stages of writing processes, and Learning to Write for supporting each stage of writing. Additionally, there are guidelines and support for assessment that provide examples and recommendations for…

Looking at Writing

This resource is designed to be useful for both classroom teachers and parents. The writing samples from Kindergarten to Grade 3 provide relevant resources and pair with advice regarding instructional strategies. Some categories that were helpful for me were Classroom Strategies for various stages of writing processes, and Learning to Write for supporting each stage of writing. Additionally, there are guidelines and support for assessment that provide examples and recommendations for…

In Ch. 9 of CTW, it’s explained that children need two different kinds of instruction to develop writing processes & strategies. First, having choice in how they write & what they write about (i.e. informative piece about favourite sport). Second, having a specific purpose for writing (i.e. persuasive writing about a social justice issue). I recommend this chapter because it includes useful examples (i.e. writing workshops) & tips for teaching students of all learning backgrounds (i.e. ELL).

Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write

In Ch. 9 of CTW, it’s explained that children need two different kinds of instruction to develop writing processes & strategies. First, having choice in how they write & what they write about (i.e. informative piece about favourite sport). Second, having a specific purpose for writing (i.e. persuasive writing about a social justice issue). I recommend this chapter because it includes useful examples (i.e. writing workshops) & tips for teaching students of all learning backgrounds (i.e. ELL).

Assessment

This assessment tool is for students’ self-assessment. The Writer’s Checklist is easy to use & understand. Additionally, it promotes students to become independent & assess their own learning. I believe that this a great assessment tool because it can be shared between teachers & their students. Teachers can track improvement & observe which students are able to recognize their own mistakes in writing. This tool is also effective for teachers to identify students that need extra support.

This assessment tool is for students’ self-assessment. The Writer’s Checklist is easy to use & understand. Additionally, it promotes students to become independent & assess their own learning. I believe that this a great assessment tool because it can be shared between teachers & their students. Teachers can track improvement & observe which students are able to recognize their own mistakes in writing. This tool is also effective for teachers to identify students that need extra support.

Assessing student learning is significant. I believe creating a Success Criteria such as this one can provide a tool that students can use to help, guide & organize their writing. This assessment tool also helps with the transition of making dependent writers into independent writers. Students will be able to monitor their own progress by referring to the Success Criteria. In this assessment strategy, using student friendly language is important so that it is clear to understand and follow.

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Assessing student learning is significant. I believe creating a Success Criteria such as this one can provide a tool that students can use to help, guide & organize their writing. This assessment tool also helps with the transition of making dependent writers into independent writers. Students will be able to monitor their own progress by referring to the Success Criteria. In this assessment strategy, using student friendly language is important so that it is clear to understand and follow.

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This is an engaging way to teach students about procedural writing. The teacher uses visual examples for her young students to show how relevant the process is. She also uses something that all students have been exposed to & participated in- dressing for cold weather. This type of activity is effective because students are familiar with the process & can see the words they use on the chart paper (e.g., first, next, then). Also, the text could be read aloud & prompt words should be…

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This is an engaging way to teach students about procedural writing. The teacher uses visual examples for her young students to show how relevant the process is. She also uses something that all students have been exposed to & participated in- dressing for cold weather. This type of activity is effective because students are familiar with the process & can see the words they use on the chart paper (e.g., first, next, then). Also, the text could be read aloud & prompt words should be…

This is a creative activity to engage students in writing. With this activity students are given opportunities to demonstrate creativity & use everyday language. I believe this is an effective and useful activity because teachers can use students’ interest to promote writing. Additionally, teachers can take advantage of the activity by making cross-curricular connections (e.g., having a picture of an insect when learning about bugs in science & asking students to create a narrative about…

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This is a creative activity to engage students in writing. With this activity students are given opportunities to demonstrate creativity & use everyday language. I believe this is an effective and useful activity because teachers can use students’ interest to promote writing. Additionally, teachers can take advantage of the activity by making cross-curricular connections (e.g., having a picture of an insect when learning about bugs in science & asking students to create a narrative about…

This assessment tool is for students’ self-assessment. The Writer’s Checklist is easy to use & understand. Additionally, it promotes students to become independent & assess their own learning. I believe that this a great assessment tool because it can be shared between teachers & their students. Teachers can track improvement & observe which students are able to recognize their own mistakes in writing. This tool is also effective for teachers to identify students that need extra support.

This assessment tool is for students’ self-assessment. The Writer’s Checklist is easy to use & understand. Additionally, it promotes students to become independent & assess their own learning. I believe that this a great assessment tool because it can be shared between teachers & their students. Teachers can track improvement & observe which students are able to recognize their own mistakes in writing. This tool is also effective for teachers to identify students that need extra support.

Assessing student learning is significant. I believe creating a Success Criteria such as this one can provide a tool that students can use to help, guide & organize their writing. This assessment tool also helps with the transition of making dependent writers into independent writers. Students will be able to monitor their own progress by referring to the Success Criteria. In this assessment strategy, using student friendly language is important so that it is clear to understand and follow.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Assessing student learning is significant. I believe creating a Success Criteria such as this one can provide a tool that students can use to help, guide & organize their writing. This assessment tool also helps with the transition of making dependent writers into independent writers. Students will be able to monitor their own progress by referring to the Success Criteria. In this assessment strategy, using student friendly language is important so that it is clear to understand and follow.

This resource is designed to be useful for both classroom teachers and parents. The writing samples from Kindergarten to Grade 3 provide relevant resources and pair with advice regarding instructional strategies. Some categories that were helpful for me were Classroom Strategies for various stages of writing processes, and Learning to Write for supporting each stage of writing. Additionally, there are guidelines and support for assessment that provide examples and recommendations for…

Looking at Writing

This resource is designed to be useful for both classroom teachers and parents. The writing samples from Kindergarten to Grade 3 provide relevant resources and pair with advice regarding instructional strategies. Some categories that were helpful for me were Classroom Strategies for various stages of writing processes, and Learning to Write for supporting each stage of writing. Additionally, there are guidelines and support for assessment that provide examples and recommendations for…

In Ch. 9 of CTW, it’s explained that children need two different kinds of instruction to develop writing processes & strategies. First, having choice in how they write & what they write about (i.e. informative piece about favourite sport). Second, having a specific purpose for writing (i.e. persuasive writing about a social justice issue). I recommend this chapter because it includes useful examples (i.e. writing workshops) & tips for teaching students of all learning backgrounds (i.e. ELL).

Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write

In Ch. 9 of CTW, it’s explained that children need two different kinds of instruction to develop writing processes & strategies. First, having choice in how they write & what they write about (i.e. informative piece about favourite sport). Second, having a specific purpose for writing (i.e. persuasive writing about a social justice issue). I recommend this chapter because it includes useful examples (i.e. writing workshops) & tips for teaching students of all learning backgrounds (i.e. ELL).

This writing center activity is a great way to engage and motivate students to write during their free time. By having the ‘classroom mailbox’, students will be attracted to having their own personalized area to ‘mail-out’ letters. Letters will give students a particular purpose for writing, and create an environment where they can mail it to classroom friends (BLD, 2018). Additionally, this activity can promote a classroom community by having students write to different peers.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

This writing center activity is a great way to engage and motivate students to write during their free time. By having the ‘classroom mailbox’, students will be attracted to having their own personalized area to ‘mail-out’ letters. Letters will give students a particular purpose for writing, and create an environment where they can mail it to classroom friends (BLD, 2018). Additionally, this activity can promote a classroom community by having students write to different peers.

This teacher has built her writing program with the influence of Lucy Calkin's literacy program. There are several steps that take place in this writer's workshop. All stages used by this teacher promote literacy independence for students, in addition to development of writing skills (YouTube, 2011; BLD, 2018). This lesson is valuable for educators because it presents a chance for students to not only be engaged in literacy but also work on multiple skills related to the writing process.

Lucy Calkin's Writing Approach: Developing Writing Skills in First Grade

This teacher has built her writing program with the influence of Lucy Calkin's literacy program. There are several steps that take place in this writer's workshop. All stages used by this teacher promote literacy independence for students, in addition to development of writing skills (YouTube, 2011; BLD, 2018). This lesson is valuable for educators because it presents a chance for students to not only be engaged in literacy but also work on multiple skills related to the writing process.