Writing Workshop: Helping Writers Choose and Focus on a Topic

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  • Sep 4 2010 6:34 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, helps young writers bring greater focus to their writing. Students use a timeline to break a larger topic into several events or moments; then, each student selects an event to write about from the timeline. Students first work with a whole-class topic and then apply this strategy to self-selected topics. Students share their writing and respond constructively to one another's efforts. Finally, teacher-student conferences help students incorporate feedback and work on specific weaknesses. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 2

    Topics: Writing Strategies, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts

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