Teaching Reading: K-2 Workshop
Before You Watch | Teaching Writing as a Process
The video for this session examines how to teach writing as a process. Dr. Jeanne R. Paratore begins her lecture by distinguishing between the different forms of writing and the various purposes for writing. She reviews the stages of the writing process and outlines the classroom practices that develop students’ writing. The workshop participants then watch and discuss two sets of classroom excerpts showing writing instruction in grades K-2. Following their discussion, they analyze their own instructional practices for teaching and managing their writing programs.
Throughout the session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group, discuss your responses; if you are working alone, reflect on them in your journal.
To prepare for the workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge, read two articles on writing instruction, and review important terms.
What do you already know?
Print and complete the Writing Instruction Chart (PDF).
Assignment: Save your Writing Instruction Chart to update and revise throughout the session.
Read these articles:
Sound Writing Program Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Bromley, K. “Building a Sound Writing Program.” In Gambrell, L., et al., eds. Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, 2d ed., 152-174. New York, N.Y.: Guilford Press, 1999.
Writing Workshop Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Fletcher, R., and J. Portalupi. Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide, 1-33. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2001.
Review these important terms:
Revise your chart:
Return to your Writing Instruction Chart. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on the readings and review of important terms.
Workshop 1 Creating a Literate Community
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles for creating effective classroom routines and environments.
Workshop 2 Supporting the English Language Learner
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of effective early literacy instruction for English Language Learners.
Workshop 3 Word Study and Fluency
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of word study and fluency in early literacy.
Workshop 4 Comprehension and Response
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of effective comprehension instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 5 Teaching Writing as a Process
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles on writing instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 6 Differentiating Instruction
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of differentiating instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 7 Using Assessment To Guide Instruction
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of assessment in early literacy.
video 8 Connecting School and Home
In this session, teachers will examine their beliefs on how parents contribute to students' literacy and their own roles in engaging parents as partners in student motivation and learning. They will discuss their own interactions with parents and explore ways they might build on existing practices.