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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Teaching Writing as a Process: Watch the Video

Watch the Video


In this section, you will watch Dr. Paratore's lecture on teaching writing as a process.

Print Dr. Paratore's Writing Process Lecture Posters (PDF). Use the posters to take notes on the lecture.

In this video segment, Dr. Paratore reviews the principles of effective writing instruction. The lecture focuses on writing as a process and Writing Workshop practices that support the process.

An accompanying lecture transcript (PDF) is also available.

Video Segment.

Dr. Paratore's Lecture

Dr. Paratore and some workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 2 minutes and 55 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 8 1/2 minutes.

At the end of the lecture, review your notes and consider these questions:

  • When do students write without using the full writing process?
  • What stages of the writing process do your students find most difficult: planning, drafting, revising, or editing?
  • When do you assign topics for students to write about? When do you have students choose their topics?
  • How do you support your students as they move through the writing process?

Following the lecture, the workshop participants discuss their questions and concerns about teaching writing. Use the video image below to locate where to begin viewing.

Video Segment.

Questions and Concerns

Find this segment approximately 11 minutes and 15 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 2 1/2 minutes.

Jeanne R. Paratore.

Now return to your Writing Instruction Chart. Add any new questions or challenges that have come from watching the video segment.


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