McGraw-Hill Reading Launching the Writer’s Workshop & Introduction to Analytical Writing Start Smart2014-2015 Grade 3
Start SmartAnalytical Writing Lessons • Days 1-5 • Launching Writer’s Workshop • Days 5 & 6 • Literary Texts • Days 7 & 8 • Informational Texts & Digital Sources • Days 9-12 • Literary/Informational Texts & Digital Sources • Days 13-14 • All Print & Digital Sources
Launching Writer’s Workshop Writer’s Notebook Grade: 3 Writing: Setting Up the Writer’s Notebook Personal Writing Descriptive Writing Strong Verbs Days 1-5
Setting Up the Writer’s Notebook: • Dedication page • Table of Contents (about 5 pages) • Number the remaining pages through the end of the notebook on the front and back sides of the pages • Page 1 – Rules • Always write the date on each entry • Right side of pages: draft, revise, edit • Left side of pages: minilessons, notes, planning, additional revisions, TAG… • Never tear a page out • Consider saving the back of the book to collect words, use as a reference section, or store ideas (possible writing topics, transitional phrases, and other words for, etc.) • Decorate the cover to personalize it • Remember to include your name on the cover!!!
Prewriting StrategiesThe Writer’s Eye/I Mechanically Inclined pages 35 – 38 • Students write about what they have observed with their eyes as a writer. • Students start a collection of what they know well: what they are expert on or what they have experienced. The Writer’s I
The Writer’s Eye: Lists of Things I Can Write About places games people hobbies experiences interests
Home-Learning: • Personalize your Writer’s Notebook • Make it your own • Start with the cover (pictures, words, title, what ever represents you) • “Museum Walk” tomorrow morning to look at how you personalized it
6 + 1 Traits of WritingTake notes in lane #1… • Ideas • Organization • Word Choice • Voice • Sentence Fluency • Conventions • PLUS 1 MORE… Presentation
Genres of WritingTake notes in lane #2… • Opinion • Informational/Explanatory • Narrative
Writing Process • Planning • Drafting • Revising • Editing • Publishing
Writing Traits Lesson: IDEASFocusing on DETAILS Expert Model
Writing Traits Lesson: IDEASFocusing on DETAILS Underline the descriptive attributes and strong verbs used. Revise
Maybe you can use another word for… What did you mean when you said…? I like the way you… Conferring with Peers Give a suggestion based on previous lessons taught.
… starts with analytic reading. Analytical Writing Grade: 3 Writing: What is analytical writing? Day 5
Ideas: the main message including supporting details • Organization: the structure with an introduction, body, and conclusion with transitional words & phrases • Word Choice: precise language • Voice: the words a speaker uses letting us know the writer cares, has wit, feels a certain way • Sentence Fluency: long and short sentences, sentences that start & end different ways • Conventions: spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, & usage • Presentation: visual & textual elements to present the message • Opinion: • states a point of view • with proof • Informational/ Explanatory: • Examines a topic • with facts, • definitions, details, • examples • Narrative: • uses elements of • story structure to • tell a real or • imagined experience • or event
… starts with analytic reading. Essential Question: What discoveries can people make when they cooperate with others? Analytical Writing Grade: 3 Literary Texts 2 Sources Day 5 & 6
Steps for Thinking… Through Analytical Writing Step 1 – Analytic writing starts by READING & examining the text’s topic and/or message. Step 2 – Think about and note the facts & evidence that is stated clearly to support the topic or message. Step 3 – Continues with RESPONDING IN WRITING to an analytical prompt that will measure your understanding of the text.
Step 1 Analytic Writing starts by READING & examining a text’s topic and/or message. The Lion and the Beetle http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2012/07/the_lion_and_the_beetle.html What did you read last week during Reading class?
Step 2 Think about and note the facts & evidence that is stated clearly to support the topic or message. • Did we…MAKE NOTATIONS, TAKE NOTES OR COMPLETE A GRAPHIC ORGANIZER TO CAPTURE OUR THINKING?
Step 3 Continueswith responding in WRITING to an analytical prompt that will measure your understanding of the text. State how each author uses characters, setting, and events to tell the theme of the story, Animals work together to survive and live. The Lion and the Beetle http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2012/07/the_lion_and_the_beetle.html Reading Response Notebook
Let’s Try It!Reading the Prompt FROM READING TO WRITING
Read the prompt, carefully examining each word in the question to determine the audience, purpose, and voice/tone (language… formal? Informal?) information gathering report Write an analytical summary to share with a small or whole group. State how each author uses characters, setting, and events to tell the theme of the story: Animals work together to live and survive. your teacher and class Write animals, places, and actions author’s main message in groups stay alive
ANALYZE THE WRITING QUESTION:What exactly is the prompt asking you to write about?
Let’s Try It!Gathering Evidence FROM READING TO WRITING
Gather important information (notes), graphic organizer and go back to the text to make sure you have not missed any important evidence. Reading Response Notebook The Lion and the Beetle http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2012/07/the_lion_and_the_beetle.html
Let’s Decide!What is my purpose? FROM READING TO WRITING
Let’s Examine!Expectations for Informational/Explanatory Writing FROM READING TO WRITING
Let’s Get Organized! FROM READING TO WRITING
ORGANIZE relevant evidence, & cite the text source. Introduction Body Conclusion
Think about the parts (evidence) and how they fit into the whole picture (issue, problem, point???).AND/OR Think about the whole (issue, problem, point???) and how the parts (evidence) fit. Draw a conclusion… Make a decision. Do you need to add any information here?
Write a response that contains an introduction, body with supporting details & evidence cited from the source, and conclusion… Write for the appropriate genre… Informational/Explanatory
Let’s Get Started!Analytical Writing FROM READING TO WRITING
Let’s Try It!Writing an Introduction FROM READING TO WRITING
What will you write in the BODY? Introduction Body Conclusion Where are the related ideas to group together in the middle? How many paragraphs will you need?
Let’s Try It!Writing the Body FROM READING TO WRITING
Let’s Try It!Revising for Transitions FROM READING TO WRITING