Writing in a Balanced Literacy Program

Writing in a Balanced Literacy Classroom

This topic can be delivered  to meet the needs of the staff over several staff meetings or a whole day.

This course describes the gradual release of responsibility model for the teaching and learning of writing. Modeled, shared, guided and independent writing are explored as key approaches to the teaching of writing to scaffold students for success. These well known strategies can be described as I do it, we do it, we do it together and you do it alone. In short, students are scaffolded for success.

The session explores the role of audience and purpose in the teaching of writing. The teaching of text types and the role of process in becoming a writer are also covered.

Tracking and monitoring in order to provide effective feedback is an important part of developing young writers who are not only successful writers but will develop a love for writing.

Associated Learning: This course can stand-alone or be run in conjunction with A Whole School Approach to Spelling and Reading for Meaning.

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