Writing With Writers Teacher's Guide
Instructions to improve student writing skills in eight genres: biography, descriptive, folktale, mystery, myth, news, poetry, speech, and book review writing
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Writing with Writers is a step-by-step set of instructions to improve student writing skills. With eight genres — biography, descriptive, folktale, mystery, myth, news, poetry, speech, and book review writing — you can pick the component that best suits your curriculum and needs. Each component has specific grade targets and all components have the ability to publish student work online.
- Identify unique characteristics of different writing genres.
- Follow the writing process for different genres to create original writing.
- Use web technology to post original writing online.
- Demonstrate understanding of different genres by responding to questions.
- Understand how to review and revise their own writing.
- Review and present constructive criticism to peer writing.
- Learn to think critically and objectively about their reading.
- Learn to review and revise their own writing.
- Produce written work to show evidence of knowledge of the different genres.
- Use technology to record original speeches.
- Appreciate diverse cultures and traditions through writing.
- Tell an original folktale to class members using appropriate fluency skills.
- Respond to questions about the folktale genre to demonstrate understanding.
- Practice poetry writing skills such as rhythm, rhyming, and descriptive vocabulary.
- Practice writing skills such as description, summarization, and persuasive communication.
- Practice skills such as descriptive writing and dialogue.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: Writing With Writers for Grades 1-3
Lesson 2: Writing With Writers for Grades 4-8
Lesson 3: Writing With Writers for Grades 9-12