Small Group Writing Instruction

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  1. PreKyay

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    May 23, 2010

    Hi! It's been a while, but I was hoping to find some ideas for small group writing instruction. My campus has two weeks left of small group intensive instruction. My grade level divided four subjects and I am teaching writing. I am excited, but a little nervous about the students I am working with, since they are lower and it is a bit challenging to get writing out of them. I love the small groups and am hoping to see them "come out of their shells." I am thankful for the opportunity, but want them to get the most out of this time. Any suggestions?

    We reviewed the writing process last week and now I would like to have some engaging and meaningful writing activities to keep their interest. I was thinking of a "how to" prompt and allow them to choose their topic. I would so appreciate some sage advice! Thanks so much.:)
     
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  3. HeatherY

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    I'm not sage! But I guess it depends on what you really want out of them. Is it creativity? Mechanics? Transition words? 5 sentence paragraph? I'd try to find one skill you really want them to work on and center the writing you choose on that skill. How to was a difficult one for my struggling writers. Sometime more clearly defined, like 5 sentence paragraph was better for them.
     

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