Kinder Writing Unit Planning
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Responsive Teaching in Writing Workshop
Units of Study
Projecting a Unit of Study: A Process Overview
Studying Mentor and Projecting Teaching Possibilities
Determining Primary and Secondary Goals
- Projecting Minilessons and Anticipating Issues
The Process of Projecting
Gather and study a stack of mentor texts
Pull out teaching possibilities
Determine Primary and Secondary Goals
Project possible mini lesson topics.
Anticipate and prepare for issues
- Respond during the unit and Reflect at the end
Books that help:
Read them like a teacher of writers
Use what you know about writing and your students
Notice what the author does in text write it down
Make a list of teaching possibilities for mini lessons
- (Read as a team or with a colleague)
Let’s Read Like Writers.
Broad goals that describe the big things you want to students to learn.
One to Three primary goals
Looking at your standards create Action-oriented goals like…”students will notice nonfiction text features and use them in their writing”
“Students will write text that reach the reader facts about a topic.”
- Consider your students’ experience with the type of writing you are teaching
Specific goals that focus on specific skills, techniques and outcomes
Qualities of good writing
Building a community of Writers
Taking Risks in Illustrations
- Editing and Conventions