Competency 10 Written Communication

Students with special needs

  • A student who struggles with writing dictates his story to an adult who will transcribe it
  • A student types his story on the computer
  • A student dictates his story into a computer that has voice-activated software that will ‘write’ the story for him

are all effective ways to differentiate curriculum for…

Writing

  • Quickwrites
  • Double-Entry Journals
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Language Experience Story
  • Grand and Instructional Conversation
  • Interactive Writing
  • Response Journals

are all examples of activities that;promote

English Language Learners

Teachers must help these learners connect learning in their first language to their new language.

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Their home language should be their first point of reference.

English Language Learners

Strategies such as:

  • explicit instruction and guided practice
  • daily routine
  • interactive writring
  • pattern books
  • scaffold by building what student already know
  • model
  • extend discourse/repeated readings

are all effective in working with…

Activities to challenge skillful writers

  • pretending to be a character from a story and write from that character’s perspective
  • write an alernate, sequel, or prequel to a story and/or
  • present the events in the story in a newspaper format

are all examples of…

  1. Prewriting
  2. Drafting
  3. Revising
  4. Editing
  5. Publishing

Name the 5 stages of the writing process in order
Prewriting

During this stage, students will:

  • choose a topic and brainstorm
  • consider a purpose and identify the audience
  • decide on the form of writing (descriptive, narrative, persuasive, expository)
  • gather and organize ideas

Drafting

During this writing process, students:

  • get ideas on paper
  • DO NOT PUT EMPHASIS ON SPELLING, PUNCUATION, MECHANICAL ERRORS
  • can modify the purpose, audience, and form

Revising

During this writing process, students:

  • receive feedback from others
  • revise by reading the rough draft, sharing with others, and making revisions

During the editing stage of the writing process
When is an editing checklist used?
Editing

During this stage, students:

  • put writing into final form,
  • correct spelling, grammar, and other mechanical errors
  • proofread to locate errores and correct the errors found

Informal Writing

Forms of writing to:

  • learn from reading
  • communicate and
  • to entertain and use imaginative thinking

are all what types of writing?

Gathering and organizing ideas during the pre-writing process

  • Brainstorming
  • Drawing
  • Webbing
  • Talking

are all activities for…

Reports

Stories

Poetry and

Biographies

Formal writing includes
Forms of writing to learn from reading

  • Taking notes
  • Brainstorming
  • Word webbing
  • Venn diagram
  • Journaling

are all forms of writing to learn from…

Portfolio

  • To recognize progress
  • Set goals and be motivated
  • Reflect on work
  • Feel a sense of ownership
  • Connect between process and product

are all reasons for using a…

Portfolio

  • student chosen
  • student strengths and
  • student reflection

are characteristics of a

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