Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Planning Writing Lessons

Last week, I again had the pleasure of working with a consultant from Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. While in our building, he facilitated planning sessions with teachers, who then tried these teaching points with students.

Here’s the planning process we used:

1. What do you want students to know?

2. What does it look like when students are doing this proficiently?

3. Do it yourself...model the work for the students.

4. What was your process?

5. How can you articulate this process for kids?

This follows the National Writing Project tenant of Teachers as Writers! If we are not writing ourselves, how can we teach it to others?

Write on!

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