Ok... working on my ESL endorsement. And I am reading an article about Effective Writing Instruction. ELLs or Native Speakers... most of these teaching techniques are the same (just good common sense). But this article mentions two instructional strategies that... I really can't tell apart. can you help me? This is exactly what it says about the two: SHARED WRITING *Teachers act as a scribe and demonstrate the writing process in front of the students. *Teachers emphasize the composing process and aolicit assistance from the students so they can work together to plan the writing content * Shared writing is collaborative processes between teachers and students. *Students begin to get in on the craft of writing. _OR_ INTERACTIVE WRITING *A dynamic collaborative literacy event in which the children compose together with the teacher *Students and the teacher determine certain words, phrases, the organization and text layout. *Students move beyond shared writing and participate in the writing process. Ok... now forgive me - but that sounds like tomayto/tomahto. What do YOU think?