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
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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:

Mentor Text

  • 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.

Primary Goals

  • 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

Secondary Goals

  • Specific goals that focus on specific skills, techniques and outcomes

  • Qualities of good writing

  • Writing Habits

  • Building a community of Writers

  • Taking Risks in Illustrations

  • Revision

  • Editing and Conventions
Matt Glover (Engaging Young Writers) - Parent Workshop K1-G1
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Books to help children use Words as Well as Pictures

Books to help children stay on topic