ERIC Number: ED481421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-15
Get Writing With "Weekend News!"
Powers, Patricia A.
This "weekend news" writing activity gives students the opportunity to recall personal events and write about them. The writing is done in a nonthreatening environment, which helps students develop writing fluency and apply what they already know about spelling and other language conventions. Students create a set of criteria with which to self-assess their writing. During a weekly session, students will: apply their knowledge of writing in a nonthreatening environment; apply their knowledge of spelling to their writing; apply their knowledge of sentence structure and punctuation; self-assess and edit their own writing; and share their writing with their peers. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A sample chart is attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Emergent Literacy, Invented Spelling, Lesson Plans, Peer Evaluation, Primary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.