Friday, December 4, 2015

Ready, Set, Write! Informational writing

Students listened to how we "stop and jot" as we read informational text. This will help us as we collect information for our writing piece.

Students highlighted a writing goal that they identified after 
reviewing their first draft. What is going well? What is missing?
Let's focus on a goal that pushes us to think about elaboration or the craft of writing.

Students work to enhance the first draft. Collect more notes, add quotes, 
details, ideas from taking more notes.

Cut that first draft apart. Make changes and revisions.
Add more detailed information. Use more content focused vocabulary.

Working so hard cutting and crumpling up wads too!