Writing Frame

ERPD Literacy Focus

Today's Learning Targets

- I can articulate the impact of teaching writing on students’ literacy.

- I can use writing frames to model the types of texts in my grade level or content area.

- I can locate resources for writing for my content area that are aligned to my curriculum guide.

Curriculum Guides

You can find the link on Krystle Smith's webpage: http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/Page/53482


District webpage: http://iss.schoolwires.com/Page/38303

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Writing to Read

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What does the research say?

•Work with your PLC. If your PLC has more than 5, split into two groups.

•Divide the article:

–Have Students Write About the Text they Read (p. 13-14)

–Have Students Respond to a Text (p. 14-15)

–Have Students Write Summaries of a Text (p. 15-16)

–Have Students Write Notes About a Text (p. 16)

–Have Students Answer Questions About a Text in Writing, or Create and Answer Written Questions About a Text (p. 17)

PLC Work

With your PLC, explore the writing frame resources here: https://drive.google.com/a/iss.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B8SYys6pkLTFWXdXTnhmdGhrUTA&usp=sharing

Over the next few weeks, find or create a writing frame that will work in your content area. Use the writing frame with your students and share results/report feedback in your PLC.


  • Text structure is different across content areas.
  • It's our job to teach students the structure of the text we expect them to understand.
  • Writing frames are a perfect way to teach text structure.
  • Students need to respond to EVERY content in writing because writing builds comprehension of concepts by forcing linguistic structure. This is imperative for memory.