Stephanie Long, Section C, 2-11-16
Essential Parts of an Interactive Writing Lesson
Prewrite- As a group they all decide the form and function of the writing, like who would the audience be and what is the message to be delivered?
Compose- The teacher and students work together to discuss and create the piece of writing
Share the pen- The teacher and student take turns with the pen or pencil to write some of the message or story
Review- The teacher will revisit the writing to touch on high instructional points, such as grammar or spelling situations
Extend- The class continues to use the complete writing piece as an instructional tool or reference
The Key Shifts for Grades 2-5
- The lesson must be fluid and dynamic. Older students have a better flow between the compose and share the pen steps of writing
- The share the pen aspect is modified because a lot of the older students can write more at a time with a more in dept vocabulary
- With the upper grade levels, these lessons aren't needed as frequently, but it helps to have them in longer periods of time
- Students of higher grade levels also have a higher variety of topics and genres that they can write about
Three open ended questions
2. Do you think this method is equally effective for all kids? Why or why not?
3. Which kind of writing do you think would be best for using this method?
This web link gave more information on what Interactive learning is and how it works
This video gives a great example of an Interactive Teaching lesson in a real live classroom