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  • 1. Jennifer Evans Assistant Director ELA St.Clair County RESA Evans.jennifer@sccresa.org http://www.protopage.com/evans.jennifer#Untitled/Home

2. Assigning writing is easy. Teaching writing is really hard.We need to teach our students to read like writers and write like readers.Kelly Gallagher, Author and Teacher http://www.kellygallagher.org/index.html 3. The most effective strategy to improve writingIncrease the amount and quality of writing. 4. Increase writing proficiency for life endeavorsIncrease test scoresCreate a unified writing program K-12Coordinate and refine writing instructionIncrease use of research-based instructional practices during writing instruction 5. Mini-Lesson (10-15 min.)Sharing ( 5-10 min.)Independent Practice with Conferring (30-40 min.) 6. How Often Everyday Everyday EverydayHow Long KDG 45 minutes 1st Grade 45 minutes extending to 60 minutes 2nd 12th Grades 60 minutesWhenManagementWhy Beginning the first day of school Same format used everyday Consistency Consistency Consistency A single block of time at the same time everyday Same rules and procedures used everyday Keep it simple 7. Grades 2-5 K-1 staple small unit booklets for their notebook Specific notebooking directions for grades 25 first unit of study in WriteWell Write everyday on mini-lesson topic or other notebooking ideas 8. Immerse in the genreIdentify distinguishing features of the genreChoose an idea to write aboutChoose a mentor text to help you writePlan your draftDraft long and fastReviseEditPublish/Celebrate 9. 30-40 MinutesStudents work independently while the teacher meets with small groups or individual students Conferring Talking CardsPossible mid-workshop teaching point Occur naturally when the teacher notices something that needs clarification or further explanation to help students as they write 10. ResearchDecideComplimentTeachAsk What are you working on as a writer? Have the student read aloud his/her work Synthesize what is learned Decide what to compliment: What has this child done that I can name and make a fuss over? Decide what to teach: What does this child use but misuse? or What is nearly there in his or her writing that I can help them with right now?Point out writing strategies the child used well Say I like how you(give specific example)Teach only one thing Teach to the compliment Teach to todays teaching point Negotiate a strategyWhen choosing your teaching point think: Of all the options I have, what can I teach that will make the biggest difference for this writer? 11. 5-10 Minutes Notice Question Personal Connection Compliment and Suggestion (glow & grow)Small Group PartnerWhole Group 12. Teaching Kids About Revising (Writing Workshop Lesson) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBKqgOv mJ8w 13. Grammar UnitsPre/Post TestsUpdates see grade level representativeInformation/Explanatory; Opinion; ReadWell units developed last summerVideo LessonsRubrics 14. Aligned to CCSSWeekly concepts taught approximately five minutes a dayFollows Jeff Andersons formatPowerPoint to match each weekly lesson 15. Same Assessment to be given at the beginning of the year and the end of the yearSee SampleUse to show growth 16. Video Library All grade levels Various lessonsKindergarten 2nd grade 10th grade 17. WriteWell http://www.sccresa.org/toolsforschools/curriculum tools/writewell/ Select logo Enter school log in and password: Temporary Log in: Temporary Password: 18. Log In and Select Your GradeReview the Table of ContentsSkim & Scan the Units