Putting Words on Paper to Change the World
Pre-Writing / Planning
Free-Writing / Drafting
Write as best you can
Continue a piece of writing or start a new one
Respect others who are writing
Choose a better time for:
Going to the washroom
Filling your water bottle
What do you want to improve in this piece?
Talk about your writing
Read a little bit
What are listeners/readers focused in on?
Ask questions of the writer and writing
Provide feedback and encouragement
Narrative: To tell a story
Informational: To explain, describe, or inform
Argument/Opinion: To convince using logic and reason
Creating a lead or hook
Ending the piece
Using sequence and transition words
Three stages of Talk for Writing
Imitation: Children learn and explore a story, internalizing the language patterns and ideas.
Innovation: the teacher models how to create a new version. Children develop their own new version, making changes to the original.
Invention: Children work more independently to create their own new version.
** Dive Deeper into Talk for Writing**
Students work on the chosen writing craft/learning target from the mini lesson
Students may go back and find an old piece to improve or start a new one
Students practice the skills of a writer in an authentic manner
Teachers can confer with writers
Opportunity for the teacher to work with a small group
Focus the lesson back to the goal
Students share how the mini lesson has helped them become wise writers
Students share strategies and thinking with peers regarding the goal of the lesson
Students can reflect and revisit prior learning while connecting it to the mini lesson
Students can check in on their personal goals
Opportunity for a quick assessment of where students are at in order to plan for the next lesson