Get it WRITE: Building Writing Skills in the World Language Classroom Leslie Grahn, World Language Resource Teacher Monday, November 19, 2007 River Hill High School Information Center Slide 2 Reflection: Building writing skills in the WL classroom Kinds of writing activities I have used Challenges I have experienced Future goals for writing Slide 3 Share what you wrote at your table. Kinds of writing activities I have used Challenges I have experienced Future goals for writing Slide 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. Slide 5 FL National Writing Standards: Communication Slide 6 Slide 7 Our challenges Trying to maintain a balance of CompetenceCommunication Slide 8 Our Challenges Slide 9 Interlanguage Interference : Students think about what they want to communicate in L1 first, then attempt to convert those thoughts into L2. Slide 10 Our Challenges Disparity in expressive ability between L1 and L2 Slide 11 What do students need in order to write well? Purpose/Context Enough vocabulary, language Format Structure- focus questions, bullets Clear evaluation criteria Slide 12 What to write about? How do you come up with topics/prompts for your writing assignments? Slide 13 Developing Authentic Writing Tasks Slide 14 Sources for writing prompts Can Teach: http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/p rompts.html http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/p rompts.html Writing Fix: http://www.writingfix.com/index.htm http://www.writingfix.com/index.htm United Streaming Writing Prompt Builder Slide 15 Teaching students to use a process Slide 16 Now, lets explore the writing process Check out the PowerPoints Slide 17 Ideas for Writing Formats Slide 18 Writing Activities: Gallery Walk Using your graphic organizer, do a gallery walk of writing activity ideas Slide 19 Writing Activities: Gallery Walk Now share what you found with your group. Slide 20 Writing Activities: A Continuum Thank you note Friendly letter Journal entry Proposal of an idea InvitationLetter to the editor Interview questions Newspaper article Business letter Lists, labels EssayAdvertisement BrochureGreeting card WebpagePoem Set of instructions C.V.EmailJob application SpeechBook/film/ play review Want/ personal ad Dialogue Guided? Structured? Independent? Slide 21 Writing Activities: Poems Biopoem Diamante Acrostic Haiku Limerick Cinquain Fibonacci 5 Ws Ode Slide 22 Giving students enough vocabulary and language to write Slide 23 Giving students enough vocabulary and language Plus: Inspiration templates!! Slide 24 Assessing Writing Slide 25 6+1 Writing Traits Slide 26 Slide 27 Writing rubrics RUBISTAR: rubistar.4teachers.org 6+1 Writing Traits: http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/department. php?d=1 Spanish 6+1 rubrics: http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/scoring.php Slide 28 HCPSS WL Writing rubric Slide 29 Take a break from WRITING Slide 30 Differentiation & Writing Slide 31 Writing & Differentiation: Choice Boards Slide 32 Writing & Differentiation: R.A.F.T.s Slide 33 Writing & Differentiation: Tiered Assignments Slide 34 Writing & Differentiation: Learning Centers Slide 35 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 Slide 36 Knowing Our Learners Multiple Intelligences Writing Activities Brainstorm Slide 37 Writing & Multiple Intelligences Work in teams to complete the chart of WRITING ACTIVITIES that appeal to your students MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES. Slide 38 Writing Combined With Other Skills Areas Slide 39 Writing + Other Skills Areas Writing does not have to stand alone! Think about ways you have combined: WRITING + SPEAKING LISTENING + WRITING READING + WRITING Slide 40 Writing & Technology Slide 41 CREATE AN ACROSTIC: Think about the ways students can demonstrate writing skills using technology TECHNOLOGYTECHNOLOGY Slide 42 Time for WRITING IDEAS SWAP Slide 43 More to explore Brainstorming organizers Websites for writing in the target language Research/professional articles Slide 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? Slide 45 PRIZES!! & FEEDBACK Slide 46 Write On!