Writing Next—In YOUR Classroom

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Writing Next—In YOUR Classroom
Writing Next tells us that one of the best ways to help
students develop their writing skills is to teach them
explicit strategies for planning, revising, and/or editing.
How might you do this in YOUR classroom with YOUR students?
What aspects of writing do they need particular help with
in your course? What brief minilesson might help them
develop needed skills? Brainstorm for a few minutes; then
you will share your thinking with others.
Writing Next—In YOUR Classroom
Writing Next tells us that one of the best ways to help
students develop their writing skills is to teach them how
to summarize. How might you do this in YOUR classroom with
YOUR students? What makes a good summary? What texts might
you use to demonstrate effective summary writing?
Brainstorm for a few minutes; then you will share your
thinking with others.
Writing Next—In YOUR Classroom
Writing Next tells us that one of the best ways to help
students develop their writing skills is to use
collaborative writing tasks. How might you do this in YOUR
classroom with YOUR students? What kinds of tasks could you
adapt to a collaborative approach? How might you structure
the task so that both students benefit? Brainstorm for a
few minutes; then you will share your thinking with others.
Writing Next—In YOUR Classroom
Writing Next tells us that one of the best ways to help
students develop their writing skills is to provide
students with specific product goals. How might you do this
in YOUR classroom with YOUR students? What assignments
might you redesign to help clarify the assignment purpose
as well as the characteristics of the finished product?
Brainstorm for a few minutes; then you will share your
thinking with others.
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