EduGains Literacy: Struggling Writers

September 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

The second Literacy Alert from Edugains is titled Good for all Necessary for some: How to Help Students who Struggle with Writing. 

In this case study, the classroom teacher becomes aware that some of his students are struggling with writing in spite of being engaged with the discussion/assignment.

From p. 3, here are the steps that teacher chose to pursue to improve writing. The monograph describes each of these steps in more detail.

  • do some professional learning about effective writing instruction in identified areas
  • co‐create an inquiry question with the students
  • use a process which involves before, during and after stages of writing
  • build background knowledge for students to
  • draw on and develop their own thinking
  • use a variety of writing to learn techniques to help students generate ideas
  • to work with model texts and co‐develop success criteria for quality writing which expresses an opinion
  • provide access to technology for students to write
  • talk with students about how they are feeling about their writing and use group conferencing  to help them improve the quality of their writing (p. 3)

Check it out. Be aware that, today, this  morning,  on the Literacy Alert page, the links/titles are mixed up– which is easy to happen speaking from experience however I think I have made the correct link adjustments in this post.

Rowan

 

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