Students are taken through an introductory activity, a large-group lesson which is modeledand an independent or small-group activity; they are given the opportunity to discuss with their peers what they found. Instructional Procedures Focus Question: What makes an effective brochure?
The art of teaching writing skills: Scaffolding provides support, 'training wheels' to enable pupils to access tasks beyond what they can do unaided.
The support is gradually reduced to aid independence which is the ultimate goal. This scaffolding can be combined with practical support such as vocabulary lists, visuals, mind maps, whiteboards for drafting ideas, peer and teacher support. Just 2 Easy, otherwise known J2E is an online tool that simplifies the word processing aspect of creating written texts.
Children can create texts easily and bring them to life with audio, video and animation. Storybird is a website that allows children to select images created by illustrators and use these to create a storybook which they then add the text to.
They can share their creations online with friends, famly and peers.
The illustrations can also be used by teachers for stimulation of ideas for stories. This fabulous programme makes teaching writing easy as the children are so motivated by the professional look and sharing their stories. There are some excellent resources to support modelling of specific technical and academic language which can save you reinventing the wheel.
Check out the following Pie Corbett's resource books: Writing Models Year 3 is a useful addition in supportin teachers with teaching writing. Pictures and photos enhance understanding of vocabulary, concepts and different genre. Pictures can be in the form of 'key visuals' such as graphs, tables, diagrams support understanding of concepts.
Making vocabulary lists with visuals available for referral to when writing aids pupil learning and independence. It takes a number of times of seeing a new word before that word is absorbed. Clicker 6 is a great resource that enables teachers to quickly and easily create sentence structure grids or writing templates complete with word banks to support children at a range of different attainment levels.
Home language is a benefit in teaching writing Home language usage aids fluency in English. Providing opportunities for pupils to write in their home language, if they have the skills, ensures that skills learnt in one language transfer over to the other language.
It also sends the message that understanding other languages is a skill not a problem. For the teacher it provides clues as to the similarities and differences between their language and English.
If you have resources available you can translate what the child has said and benefit from this communication. Newbury Primary School have created a great booklet, 'Language of the Month' which is full of ideas for sharing and learning about the languages of your school community.
Teaching writing scripts from different cultures can be a fun way of linking literacy to other curriculum areas.Use these checklists when writing diary entries, three levels of differentiation are provided listing key features to be included.
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