EXPECTATIONS AND EXPLANATIONS

cartoon pencil writingStudent Reminders

 

  Class Activity

Sheets and Charts

 

Writers use strategies all the time to keep their writing going.  By keeping a record of daily happenings they become great observers and use this information in their writing.  They use notebooks to do this.

Notebook

 

 

Two sheets are important to keep students organized. These are writing log, genre sheet. Keep these sheets at the beginning of the notebook.

a writing log

genre

 

It is best to divide the notebook into sections for instance: quick write; Territories; rough drafts; meetings; final drafts and Information.

Territories

 

Each Day begin with 10 minutes of free-flow-writing [a quick write ]. These are warm-up exercises to be done in class and at home. Remind students to date each entry. At the end of the allotted time students  put down pencils. Spelling and grammar will not be marked in your booklet.

Quick Write

 

 

 

Keep these in the information section of the notebook. These organizing sheets help students stay on track and thoughtful ways of critiquing.

about circles

 Writing CirclesRules

how to share

 

 

Students must set times and use a group tracking sheet for meetings.

group tracking sheet

 

 

The student wishing to be critiqued must fill in a form to present to your group during meeting.

The students who are critiquing must fill in a reviewer feedback form.

Discussion meeting form

Reviewer feedback form

 

 

 

Sheets to help students revise and edit so that they pass in quality assignments. There are five [or four if you wish] good copies to come in to the teacher.

 

 

revise, proofread

peer editing

 

About conferencing

 

Conferencing strategy

tracking sheet

tracking 2 chart

 

Student writing self evaluation checklist

 

 

self evaluation

 

 

Revise Mini-lesson adding Strong Voice

 

Mini Lesson

 

 

Six trait self evaluation of writing

 

Six traits

 

Six Traits Writing Rubrics

 

Rubric1

Rubric 2