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Title: Get it WRITE: Building Writing Skills in the World Language Classroom


1
Get it WRITEBuilding Writing Skills in the
World Language Classroom
  • Leslie Grahn, World Language Resource Teacher
  • Monday, November 19, 2007
  • River Hill High School Information Center

2
Reflection Building writing skills in the WL
classroom
Kinds of writing activities I have used
Challenges I have experienced
Future goals for writing
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Share what you wrote at your table.
Kinds of writing activities I have used
Challenges I have experienced
Future goals for writing
4
TODAYS OUTCOMES
  • Participants will
  • Build on background knowledge about writing
    standards, writing skills and writing process.
  • Examine how to build writing activities.
  • Share ideas for writing activities.
  • Explore resources for incorporating writing into
    lesson and unit plans.

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FL National Writing Standards Communication
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FL National Writing Standards Communication
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Our challenges
Trying to maintain a balance of
Competence
Communication
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Our Challenges
9
Our Challenges
Interlanguage Interference
Students think about what they want to
communicate in L1 first, then attempt to convert
those thoughts into L2.
10
Our Challenges
Disparity in expressive ability between L1 and
L2
11
What do students need in order to write well?
  • Purpose/Context
  • Enough vocabulary, language
  • Format
  • Structure- focus questions, bullets
  • Clear evaluation criteria

12
What to write about?
  • How do you come up with topics/prompts for your
    writing assignments?

13
Developing Authentic Writing Tasks
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Sources for writing prompts
  • Can Teach http//www.canteach.ca/elementary/promp
    ts.html
  • Writing Fix http//www.writingfix.com/index.htm
  • United Streaming Writing Prompt Builder

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Teaching students to use a process
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Now, lets explore the writing process
  • Check out the PowerPoints

17
Ideas for Writing Formats
18
Writing Activities Gallery Walk
  • Using your graphic organizer, do a gallery walk
    of writing activity ideas

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Writing Activities Gallery Walk
  • Now share what you found with your group.

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Writing Activities A Continuum
Thank you note Friendly letter Journal entry Proposal of an idea
Invitation Letter to the editor Interview questions Newspaper article
Business letter Lists, labels Essay Advertisement
Brochure Greeting card Webpage Poem
Set of instructions C.V. Email Job application
Speech Book/film/ play review Want/ personal ad Dialogue
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Writing Activities Poems
  • Biopoem
  • Diamante
  • Acrostic
  • Haiku
  • Limerick
  • Cinquain
  • Fibonacci
  • 5 Ws
  • Ode


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Giving students enough vocabulary and language to
write
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Giving students enough vocabulary and language
Plus Inspiration templates!!
24
Assessing Writing
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61 Writing Traits
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61 Writing Traits
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Writing rubrics
  • RUBISTAR
  • rubistar.4teachers.org
  • 61 Writing Traits
  • http//www.nwrel.org/assessment/department.php?d1
  • Spanish 61 rubrics
  • http//www.nwrel.org/assessment/scoring.php

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HCPSS WL Writing rubric
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Take a break from WRITING
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Differentiation Writing
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Writing Differentiation Choice Boards
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Writing Differentiation R.A.F.T.s
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Writing DifferentiationTiered Assignments
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Writing DifferentiationLearning Centers
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Meeting the diverse needs of our learners
  • scaffolding support
  • move from short to longer writing passages
  • work from whole class to group/pair to
    individual
  • differences in interest motivational levels
  • varied learning preferences

36
Knowing Our Learners
  • Multiple Intelligences Writing Activities
  • Brainstorm

37
Writing Multiple Intelligences
Work in teams to complete the chart of WRITING
ACTIVITIES that appeal to your students
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES.
38
Writing Combined With Other Skills Areas
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Writing Other Skills Areas
Writing does not have to stand alone! Think about
ways you have combined WRITING
SPEAKING LISTENING WRITING READING WRITING
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Writing Technology
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Writing Technology
T E C H N O L O G Y
CREATE AN ACROSTIC Think about the ways
students can demonstrate writing skills using
technology
42
Time for WRITING IDEAS SWAP
43
More to explore
  • Brainstorming organizers
  • Websites for writing in the target language
  • Research/professional articles

44
Now, reflect What have I learned today?Which
ideas do I plan on incorporating into my next
unit?What goal would I like to set for myself
for providing more writing opportunities to my
students?
45
PRIZES!!FEEDBACK
46
Write On!
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