Writing Process

Recommended Practice: Teach students to use the writing process for a variety of purposes.

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Teaching Students to Use the Writing Process for a Variety of Purposes

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The focus of this recommended practice is that strong writing involves following a process in which writers (1) plan, (2) draft, (3) share, (4) evaluate, (5) revise, (6) edit, and (7) publish a...

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Understanding the Purpose of What You’re Writing

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Students are more likely to be engaged in writing if they understand the purpose of a particular writing assignment. Listen to a member of the IES Panel discuss how teachers can look for...

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Expert Interview

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Strategies for Using the Writing Process

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Listen to a member of the IES Panel discuss how teachers can helps students use strategies to plan and evaluate their writing. He illustrates the importance of peer interaction in revision and...

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Expert Interview

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Looking at Books with a Writer's Eye

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A teacher shows how she uses mentor texts to teach students to emulate features of good writing. She illustrates reading aloud a mentor text and conducting a pre-writing activity for her students...

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School Example

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More Than One Way to Write

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A reading specialist describes how classes at her school are learning to write for different purposes. In each classroom students learn skills and continue building a foundation as they...

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School Example

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A Schoolwide Approach to Writing Instruction

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Hear a principal and teacher describe how their school has implemented a coherent approach to writing instruction. The principal ensures high-quality writing instruction by visiting classrooms...

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School Example

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Writing Buddies Using the Writing Process

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Watch teachers show how they use "Writing Buddies" as a way for their students to help each other brainstorm and revise. Writing Buddies learn how to ask one another questions to think about ways...

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School Example

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Teaching Writing Strategies

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Teachers describe the strategies they teach their students to help them learn the writing process. They teach and model multiple strategies for every step of the writing process so that students...

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School Example

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Writing Buddies

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An important part of the writing process is sharing. Having students regularly share their writing with one another in a format such as Writing Buddies is one way to encourage daily sharing and...

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Sample Material

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Writing Conference Sheet

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As part of the Writer's Workshop model, teachers conference with individual students as they share their writing at different stages of the writing process. This sample material gives some ideas...

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Sample Material

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Persuasive Writing Lessons

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This sample material includes two lesson plans for teachers to help students focus on the elements of strong, persuasive writing pieces. The lessons are broken up by days to incorporate time for...

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Sample Material

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Planning to Teach Writing Strategies

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This tool is designed to help teachers plan writing strategies that are suited to their students and their grade level. Strategies are provided for each step of the writing process, along with...

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Tool

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