Covering writing from head to flow...
Three-tiered approach to college ready writing
COMPASS: New Jersey GEAR UP Curriculum Development Initiative
CAP Writing is a tiered approach to writing that supports the COMPASS framework for teaching excellence in formal out-of-school contexts. CAP Writing is a product of the LANGUAGE LITERACY focus in our program. Techniques include transcribing personal speech, transcribing dialogue and variations on other’s work. Transcribing builds capacity in two ways: 1) by attending to the need for active listening strategies and 2) the need to develop efficient revising processes. Variations on other’s work provide a framework (patterns and models) for writers to follow, emulate, adopt and modify as they develop their own writing style. It also provides in many cases a source of inspiration for the reader and therefore the writer. This technique may be especially useful to novice writers or writers facing writer’s block. Please feel free to explore the CAP Writing webinar on youtube and incorporate into your own teaching or learning routines.
NJ CDI Consultant Leadership Team
Joy Barnes-Johnson, Ph.D.
Science educator & Primary consultant: Joy has worked with NJ GEAR UP for the last ten years as a teacher and trainer.
Novel Approaches to Literacy with Reluctant Writers
Pamela Joyce, Ph.D.
Literacy: Pam is a veteran reading teacher and avid writer. She enjoys world travel and believes in giving back.