A Model For Scaffolded Writing Instruction- IMSCI Nina Jackson, Presenter
What is IMSCI? • IMSCI is research based writing instruction. • IMSCI uses the gradual release of responsibility model to teach writing. • Scaffolds students’ writing ability while allowing you to focus on your content area. • Builds stronger writers • Leads to higher quality student writing
The IMSCI process… • Inquiry- show the students writing • Modeling- model writing a piece • Shared writing-write a piece with the students • Collaborative writing- students write a piece together • Independent writing-students write their own individual piece ( Provide support to the students as necessary. All students will not be on the same step at the same time)
How Can we Implement IMSCI in the Middle School classroom? • Inquiry Examine various pieces of writing in that genre. Analyze the features of the genre, vocabulary used, compare to other types of writing. Evaluate an exemplar. • Modeling— Write a piece in front of the students. (This is a great opportunity to use think a loud)
Implementation Cont. • Shared Writing— Create a piece of writing with the students. Use the text features, and vocabulary identified. • Collaborative Writing–- Students work in pairs to create a piece of writing in that genre.
Implementation Cont. • Independent Writing— Students write their own piece drawing on the previous steps.
What about Graphic organizers, and other Supports? • Use graphic organizers, sentence frames, and word banks as appropriate. • The goal is independent writing…but there’s a process to it.
Can IMSCI Work In the Middle school? • Supports are built in to scaffold independence. • IMSCI—is not limited by genre or content area. • Clear predictable practices and routines lead to increased student success.
Ready? Let’s try it. Inquiry--- Yosoy________ Me gusta leer, cantar, y trabajar en el jardín. No me gusta escuchar la música rap, ni escuchar los excusos. Yo tengo pelo rubio. Yo soy baja, desorganizada. Yo soy creativa, y trabajador. Yo No soy baja, castaña ni artística. Me llamo_______ Whattype of writingisthis?
Modeling… • Now, I’ll write a poem about myself: Yo soy Nina. Me gusta el chocolate, leer, y me gustan los patos. No me gusta el chocolate blanco, nijugar al fútbol. Yotengopelocastaño. Soy alta, joven, y desorganizada. No soy baja, niartística. Me llamo Nina
Shared writing… • Sample of a language frame • Me llamo___________. Me gusta _______y ________. No me gusta_________ ni______. Yo soy_______________ y ________________. Yo no soy ____________ni_______________. Me llamo____________.
Collaborative writing • Students may elect to use the writing fame from the shared writing phase. • I’d have them write the poem as if they were a celebrity.
Independent writing • Students write their own piece as themselves. • Students may use the writing frame if needed.
Evaluation • Scoring Guide for Poema Personal • Is it neat? 1 2 • Is it decorated according to your description? 1 2 3 • Do you state your name using “me llamo” and “ yo soy”? 1 2 • Do you use me gusta correctly, and state 2 likes? 1 2 3 • Do you use no me gusta correctly and state 2 dislikes? 1 2 3 • Do you describe yourself using 6 adjectives? 1 2 3 • Do you follow the format? 1 2 • Is your project submitted on time? 1