Empowering Writers

Empowering Writers

Methodology 1.) Use Literature Or Published Examples As A Jumping Off Point For Instruction 2.) Teacher Modeling 3.) Guided Practice 4.) Application Methodology The Four Steps Of Good Writing 1.) Use Literature Or Published Examples As A Jumping Off Point For Instruction Introduce, and define a specific writing skills using grade level literature for the different types of writing

narrative / creative writing expository / informative persuasive / opinion writing Methodology The Four Steps Of Good Writing 1.) Use Literature Or Published Examples As A Jumping Off Point For Instruction 2.) Teacher Modeling Modeling involves the teacher, stepping into the role of author, verbalizing the thought and questioning processes of an author. Modeling is the best way to build powerful vocabulary asking students specific productive questions and incorporating their responses into the

writing. 3.) Guided Practice 4.) Application Methodology The Four Steps Of Good Writing 1.) Use Literature Or Published Examples As A Jumping Off Point For Instruction 2.) Teacher Modeling 3.) Guided Practice provides students the opportunity to practice the focus skill theyve observed in published pieces and experienced through modeling, we focus on the explicit, discrete skill, rather than on an entire piece

of writing. 4.) Application Methodology The Four Steps Of Good Writing 1.) Use Literature Or Published Examples As A Jumping Off Point For Instruction 2.) Teacher Modeling 3.) Guided Practice 4.) Application Eventually students imitate the process and will apply what theyve learned, in their own writing.

Methodology The Three Types Of Good Writing narrative / creative writing Narrative writing is defined as story writing a piece of writing characterized by a main character in a setting who encounters a problem or engages in an interesting, significant or entertaining activity or experience. What happens to this main character is called the plot. The plot follows a beginning, middle, and end sequence. expository / informative persuasive / opinion writing Methodology The Three Types Of Good Writing

narrative / creative writing expository / informative Expository writing comes in a variety of forms, but, in general it is factual writing for the purpose of informing others. The straight information report, a how-to piece, compare/contrast writing, even biography is considered expository writing. Because the purpose of expository writing is to inform an audience of others, organization is key so that the reader can gather information presented in a straight-forward, logical, sequential way. persuasive / opinion writing Methodology

The Three Types Of Good Writing narrative / creative writing expository / informative persuasive / opinion writing The purpose of persuasive writing is to persuade or convince your audience to think as you do about an issue. A student needs to state the issue, their position, and to write a number of reasons they feel as they do. To do this the student needs to have not only a solid organizational strategy, a number of powerful arguments, and plenty of information to support these

arguments; the student needs to understand the art of persuasion audience awareness, a thorough understanding of the opposing view, as well as a respect for the valid interests of others. To learn more about the Empowering Writers Program click on the website link below: http://empoweringwriters.com/improving-student-writing/ To visit the Empowering Writers Parents Corner click

on the website link below. http://empoweringwriters.com/teachers-corner/parents-corner/ To see the Grade 2 - Table of Contents click on the link below. http://empoweringwriters.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/EGtW.Grade-2-Table-of-Contents.pdf To see the Grade 2 - Year at a Glance Essential Guide click on the link below. http://empoweringwriters.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/YAG-Essential-Guide-To-Grade-2-Writin g.pdf

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