Michael raises his hand and the teacher offers him the pen. Additionally, there are thorough descriptions of how interactive writing can be used as a tool for inquiry across the curriculum—in content areas as well as in literature.
For days other than the first day of school, here arc some topics and sentence starters: She has conducted research on interactive writing, childrens literature, and language learning in kindergarten classrooms, and is the author of articles and chapters on early literacy.
But the difficulties of transferring words to paper can be daunting enough to drown out even the most enthusiastic voice. For writing interactive media, see Video game writing. The interactive writing method has been described in books such as: In this method the teacher s and students write to each other, by means of letters, dialogue journals or a message board.
Other mini-lessons on the conventions of writing can be modeled during interactive writing as they occur in context. How do you feel about school? The students are free to choose the topic and the length of their writings.
Topics could also be any idea of interest to the students or any interesting event that has occurred: FOUNTAS, a professor in the School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been a classroom teacher, language arts specialist, and consultant in school districts across the nation and abroad.
Back to top Strategy Read literature that introduces a topic for discussion and interactive writing and do mini-lessons on the conventions of writing as the need for them occurs during interactive writing.
Students can sit on the rug and form a semicircle facing an easel with a piece of paper on it. Sharing the Pen with Young Writers 4. Add to basket Add to wishlist Description Children want to make their mark - on paper, on any surface, in life.
She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and in developing comprehensive approaches to literacy education. For example, for kindergarten, model how to 1 capitalize the first letter or the first word in a sentence and 2 indent the first sentence of a paragraph using the title as the first sentence.
The book is filled with practical information on how to get started with interactive writing, with explicit details from specific materials to fine teaching points.
An Overview of the Interactive Writing Process written by: Peyton, Joy Kreeft ed. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions e. It can be used in PreKindergarten through a second grade class, or even beyond for students learning and practicing writing skills.
Making Decisions for Effective Teaching The Foundations of Effective Writing Practice Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnson can be used for a kindergarten class. With this kind of broad application, children can grow to see writing as a lifelong tool for learning—and see themselves as writers, right from the start.
In the appendices you will also find samples of murals made by this wonderful writing process. He comes forward proudly to take it and carefully starts to write "M" for Monday.This form of interactive writing is thoroughly explained and detailed in the book Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2 by Andrea McCarrier, Gay Su Pinnell, and Irene Fountas.
ANDREA MCCARRIER is the director of field-based literacy projects at The Ohio State University. Formerly a classroom teacher and research associate, she has been involved in implementing intensive long-term professional development programs in elementary schools throughout the country.
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Paperback available at Half Price Books® mi-centre.com 3 Overview of the Writing Process (Taken from Interactive Writing by Andrea McCarrier page 3) • A writer needs a purpose or reason for writing. • A writer thinks about the audience.
• A writer selects a form for writing. (list.Download