ELA-Social Studies Writing Session
January 21, 2020
Our focus today will be on best practices for moving writing in both your regular classroom and in your Intervention class. Bring your student records and documentation of writing in your classes.
WHAT TO BRING
- Your computer
- Lesson plans- Regular ed writing component
- Lesson plans- Intervention writing component
- Special Ed students list identified by needs
- Student Grades-Live grades access
- Releasing Writers Textbook- SRSD
RATIONALE & OVERVIEW
- Peer Support on planning
- Create assignments based on interest and need
- Writing grouping ideas
o Activity –
o Write- Ink- Pair- share
o Quick Write activity
- Understand prompt & chunking
- Supporting detail
o Share out
- Differentiate methodology / RTI idea http://www.rtinetwork.org/learn/what/whatisrti
Create efficient writing assignments
- Content driven
- Mechanics by discipline
o Not just stacks to grade- but purposeful writing
o Tide Templates Hand Out & Activity
- WVDE Writing Rubrics
- Stacy Murrell Supportsite– www.tinyurl.com/slmurrell
DIFFERENTIATE 6 WAYS
How to DIFFERENTIATE
RESOURCES & LINKS
Several Weeks ago we trained on the SRSD Writing initiative with Dr. Andrea Lemon, the ELA coordinator. Since the new year has dawned on us, I thought I would get us back into the writing process by sharing some good resources. Take a look at the links and documents here for the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) Writing work & beyond that we are using here at OHMS.
Our ELA and social studies teachers will meet this month (1/21) after school (for a stipend) to move our writing efforts forward. The materials in this message- along with the “Releasing Writers” text (we were given at the training) will provide some good tools. Delve into the scaffolding and mnemonics provided in this approach, and think of how you can help your struggling writers Prior to our session later this month “get your head around” this method of support as this will be a big part of our focus!
A PDF of the SRSD PowerPoint is attached to this email along with the Grades 3-8 CBA, CIA, and GSA writing rubric. The WVDE writing rubric attached will help give you a glimpse of what the expectations are on the GSA regarding writing.
Take some time and explore the SRSD website for more support:
Additionally. Stacy Murrell (from Harrison Co.) has put together a wealth of tools to help support our work in writing. Check out this link to see her work:
(This is a One Drive file from Stacy Murrell with testing resources for teachers. Please see her “Writing” folder and her attached exemplars inside that folder. Go beyond the writing folder for a ton of great testing resources.)
Our SUCCESS Day is coming up on January 15th, and it would be great if you can share things that you are doing regarding writing in your classes -as well as in your PBL work.
If you have examples of writing, graphic organizers, or reflections please be ready to share at the SUCCESS meeting -and at our upcoming ELA-SS Writing after-school session.
If you have questions or ideas please feel free to contact me!