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TEAR AND TAKE!

Tear and take

Teachers:  Add impressive vocabulary words to each strip.  Students can tear off a word and use it in their writing.

TELL HOW YOU FEEL!

Writing can be enhanced when students tell how they feel in a certain situation.  Encourage students to describe how they felt or how a certain character in their stories felt.  This will help readers connect to the writing piece.

Feelings

 

THE SECRET DOOR

Push here to open the "Secret Door":  http://www.safestyle-windows.co.uk/secret-door/

This will give students a great springboard for writing!  Enjoy

TELLING VS TEACHING WRITING

Many curriculums today assign writing tasks to students. Administrators, as well as curriculum coordinators, must pay careful attention when selecting a writing program. When students are assigned a writing task, they are completing an assignment without being taught a skill. Would you assign a long division problem before teaching students the process? Of course not! Writing must be taught through a guided method teaching students: organization, word choice, focus of topic, elaboration of ideas, incorporation of creativity, and so on. All of these and more should be taught in a structured learning environment.

Once students grasp an understanding of writing practices, teachers can give more freedom without requiring a structured arrangement. Through using guided writing methods, fear is removed from struggling students that would otherwise experience frustration on what to write. Methods of organization are given to natural writers allowing them to see the importance of organizing ideas in order to stay focused on a topic. These students learn how to move beyond a framework after one is established.

The new Common Core Curriculum along with other standards should not assign writing tasks, but rather focus on writing curriculums and writing programs that guide students through a format which can later be modified by higher level writers. Assigning writing tasks will show what students can do, but will not teach them how to write. We must provide instruction for students to grow in maximum proficiency and expand their current abilities to meet new levels of learning.

Nikki Swaine -- writebrightstation.com  Common Core Curriculum, Elementary Common Core Programs

THING ONE THING TWO

Two handprints.  Write "If Thing 1 and Thing 2 came to my house..."Thing 1

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