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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Teaching Writing as a Process: Before You Watch

Before You Watch

Session Preparation

Throughout the session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group, discuss your responses; if you are working alone, reflect on them in your journal.

To prepare for the workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge, read two articles on writing instruction, and review important terms.


What do you already know?

Print and complete the Writing Instruction Chart (PDF).


Save your Writing Instruction Chart to update and revise throughout the session.


Read these articles:

Sound Writing Program Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Bromley, K. "Building a Sound Writing Program." In Gambrell, L., et al., eds. Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, 2d ed., 152-174. New York, N.Y.: Guilford Press, 1999.

Writing Workshop Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Fletcher, R., and J. Portalupi. Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide, 1-33. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2001.


Review these important terms:


Revise your chart:

Return to your Writing Instruction Chart. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on the readings and review of important terms.


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