Publishing What is now called "post-process" research demonstrates that it is seldom accurate to describe these "stages" as fixed steps in a straightforward process. Rather, they are more accurately conceptualized as overlapping parts of a complex whole or parts of a recursive process that are repeated multiple times throughout the writing process.
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InWritingFix received a generous grant that helped begin the very popular lesson collection you will find on this page. Members of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Technology Team created and demonstrated eight brand new picture book lessons to the first teachers who signed up; they then gave away copies of each of the picture books so that class participants could teach any of the lessons back in their classrooms without needing to purchase the mentor text.
At the inservice's end, each of the participants brought in a different picture book to share, and each wrote a brief proposal for a 6-trait lesson inspired by their books. The best of those proposals became the lessons you can still find on this page.
Instead of giving away picture books since the grant was exhaustedwe gave to all class participants a copy of the NNWP's awesome print resource-- The Going Deep with 6 Trait Language Guide pictured at right.
For those five years, our picture book inservice remained highly popular, and each year we tried to add up to four new lessons here from the most recent class's participants. Here are some of our favorite comments from the course's evaluation. Thank you for making me re-examine the way I talk about picture books with my students!
The lessons and books they shared were awesome, and I will be using their ideas in my classroom. Thanks for a wonderful experience! You proved to me that picture books can be the inspiration for great high school mini lessons on writing.
Please enjoy and adapt! If you notice we're missing a student sample of a certain grade level, we want to hear from you. Each lesson features a link where you can freely post up to three samples from your classroom.
Other teachers who use the lesson in the future will be able to access your students' posted samples and use them as models when they teach the lesson too. We have come to believe in the importance of incorporating a great mentor text into a writing lesson.
A mentor text is a published piece of writing whose idea, whose structure, or whose written craft can be analyzed andd discussed as a means of inspiring students' own writing.
During our teacher workshops, we helped our participants understand these three purposes of a mentor text. Here is a link to a Powerpoint slideshow used by one of our trainers, Corbett Harrison ; it explains the three categories of mentor texts we ask our teachers to think about.
As you explore the lessons posted on this page--alone or with colleagues--here are two discussion questions to help you think about these lessons' design:The following lesson plans and activities are designed to build such skills as creative writing, observing, vocabulary development and art appreciation.
Writing is a very creative thing in the world of knowledge and when we speak something from a picture, it takes a lot of energy of your mind. So, when we start writing a story for a picture. We have to take some points into our mind as follows.
Teach and review reading skills using pictures AND teach students how to apply their skills to short reading passages!
With these 40 printable pages, students will have the opportunity to observe a picture and make inferences, ask questions, make predictions, etc., practice a reading skill based on the picture, and apply the reading skill to a short passage.
Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. But it could be a new character, even if only a minor character.
Or who knows? An entire short story might result or even a novel. 5. Keep on writing, start editing, or set it aside and get to work on something else.
How to use photo prompts for writing blog posts. Amazing Writing Prompts. Writing Picture Prompts on Pinterest.
Creative writing can be a difficult process that requires the writer to look for a little outside help at times. If you feel that you are experiencing writer’s block (the inability to write), use a picture .