Writing to Learn Across Content Areas: Principal/AP Institutes Denver Public Schools November 3 and 4, 2008 Rebecca Marques-Guerrero ELA Specialist Middle School Network
Objectives • Identify how writing to learn strategies relate to instructional best practices across the curriculum. • Identify implications for instructional use and best practices in writing.
Writing to Learn Activity Drawing and Illustrating What it is: Students make visual representations of what they read in order to help themselves and others understand. When and Why: Re-stating ideas helps us be reflective, self monitor and notice more. In Action: Quick sketches done while reading are used to contribute to the class discussion.
Understandings from the class: Process Past Present Future
Reflection How can the work created in the drawing and illustrating strategy be used to create a summary or SCR? How can an effective Drawing and Illustrating lesson support best practices like modeling, co-creating charts and accountable talk?