A Writing Process

Part I

A nine step writing process

1.  The modeling of writing expectations

  • Teach students the purpose of different Modes/Domains
  • Review writing samples
  • Build and review rubric based on categories and qualities pertinent to the task
  • Evaluate sample writing based on rubric

2. Evaluate sample writing based on rubric

3. Prewriting or Generating Thoughts and Ideas  

  • Clustering
  • Outlining
  • Journaling
  • Graphic organizers/Thinking maps

4.  Drafting

  • Translating thoughts and ideas into a cohesive organized composition of sentences and paragraphs.

5.  Responding

  • Content and Organization
    • Content-Does the writing adequately address the prompt?
    • Organization-Does the writing flow in a logical manner?
    • Use rubric with Read-Around Groups to review all student writing

6.  Revising

  • Re-see and/or Rethink: modify word, sentence or paragraph placement for affect.

7.  Editing

  • Grammar & mechanics (punctuation, capitalization and spelling)

8.  Final Draft

9.  Evaluating

  • Use rubric to evaluate final draft

10. Publishing

  • Students email copies to classmates
  • Post on class bulletin board or blog
  • Websites
  • Brochures
  • Technical manuals
  • Community bulletin board
  • Bind into a personal or classbook


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