Begin with the video lesson option. The videos eliminate the need for training as they provide a co-teaching experience in the classroom. Each lesson will follow the same format. The first 3 lessons may seem rigorous; however, they will get easier with practice.
There are two different forms of writing taught on Write Bright: Prompt & Source. Prompt writing teaches students to respond to a writing task with no resources. Source writing teaches students to respond to a writing task using one or more reading passages as support for a response. Later lessons use more sources. Choose the type that aligns with your state's writing assessment. 1st and 2nd grade teachers: If your standards are for source writing, we recommend starting with prompt writing for at least a quarter if not a semester. Our research has shown, students are more proficient at source writing when they first learn prompt writing.
FTLE Introduction: The first 15 lessons take students sentence by sentence through the introduction. Once your students are ready to write all 4 sentences without help, do not press pause after each sentence. Let them watch the demonstration of the introduction, then have them write all 4 sentences at the same time. In addition, have your higher level writers watch "Expository Intro High Score" located under the training tab to make the introduction more original.
Each lesson is color coded to help the students focus their attention to the correct location on the lesson display as the teacher instructs.
2nd Grade Prompt Writing Sample
Passage Books for each student can be printed from the "Tools" tab.
Sources or Sources with Reasons?
Sources with Reasons has been added due to some state tests wanting more structure. It includes transitional phrases (First, Next, Last) as well as topic sentences to start and end each middle paragraph. If your state gives an isolated writing assessment with longer responses this is the one to choose. When in doubt, choose Sources with Reasons.
4th Grade Source Writing Sample No Reasons
If teaching from the lesson, rather than the video, make sure you are correctly using the tool bar on each lesson. The last two buttons will make the document full screen.