The Writing Process in a WWP class is generally no different than a traditional class except that students are using technology. Teachers will still be doing activities of Prewriting, Brainstorming, Drafting, Revising, Proofing, Editing, and Publishing.
1. Prewriting and Brainstorming is any activity in which writers are determining their topic, and purpose. They should also be keeping their audience in mind.
- Several teachers use the framework of RAFTS to help students plan their writing. Not that they are trying to keep afloat in classes. RAFTS stands for ROLE, AUDIENCE, FORM, TOPIC AND STRONG VERB (explain, persuade).
- Primary teachers use drawing to help students to access prior knowledge about a potential writing topic. Use Notebook or iPad apps such as Drawcast, to have students draw their ideas.
- Use online apps such as Portrait Maker or the iPad app Portrait to create avatars for characters in stories
- Use Media to help students come up with ideas. Do an image search, find a sound effect or explore Educational videos through sites such as NeoK12, YouTube, or National Geographic For Kids
- Using technology, students can quickly research topics using sites such as Simple Wikipedia or QWiki (also iPad app)
- Using graphic organizers like Inspirations (Application and iPad App) allows students to web ideas and begin the organization of their ideas. They can use text, pictures and even audio to capture their ideas.
- Using a word processing application such as Word, Pages or Open Office, allows the Process pieces for Drafting, Revising, Proofing and Editing to become intertwined. No longer does the writer need to work through draft, then revise, then proof, etc, a 21st century writer does this simultaneously.
- have students use the Quick Scales (available on this site) to self assess or have a peer assess their work
- Their are a variety of ways for students to present their final projects
I Tell a Story, BookCreator
Let students be creative in choosing a way to present their work! Enjoy!
Word, Open Office
Garage Band: Podcast, iPhoto or PowerPoint