Definitions
Characteristics
Specific Examples
Gradual Release
Standards/Benchmark

100

Children write their own pieces with little to no support.
What is independent writing?

100

* based on need not on ability, * each student is working on their own piece, * students receive IMMEDIATE feedback from teacher in a risk-free and safe environment
What is guided writing?

100

*Teacher thinks aloud to demonstrate writing process and strategies *Teachers questions themselves out loud to deomonstrated their thinking *Whole group or small group *Large text visible to all
What is modeled writing?

100

We do it together * student writes with some support from the teacher specific to individual needs
What is guided writing?

100

LA04WR27: Write summaries that contain the main idea of the reading selection. * During Social Studies, the class summarizes key ideas they've learned about mountain states. The teacher writes as students share. The teacher also reviews writing concepts.
What is Shared Writing?

200

Cooperative event in which the teacher and student jointly compose and write text. * SHARE THE PEN * Helps students learn to write and spell in a supported way.
What is Interactive Writing?

200

Students discuss with a partner before writing and are concerned about content, form, and reflection.
What are the characteristics of Independent Writing?

200

K: * 15 mE*inutes beginning to 20-30 by the end of the year * Students writing letters or words on the board while the teacher is monitoring *Students say words before writing them * RE-read sentences * Engage students in how words work * Display the writing
What is Interactive Writing?

200

You do, I help!
What is Interactive Writing?

200

LA02WR02: With guidance, make reasonable judgements about what to include in written compostition. When working on a FYT paragraph writing lesson; the teacher writes the key point and supporting ideas while talking aloud about the writing process to the students.
What is modeled writing?

300

Teacher and student compose the text together, with both contributing ideas, while the teacher writes.
What is Shared Writing?

300

* 5-20 minutes * could be one or several days * direct teaching of skills, concepts, and processes
What is Shared Writing?

300

Students rambling about what they want to write. Partners questioning about what doesn't make sense.
What are specific examples of Independent Writing?

300

*Is and early step in a scaffolded approach to teaching writing *I do it, you watch *Provides the highest level of support
What is modeled writing?

300

LA01WR08: spell correctly 3-4 letter short vowel words LA01WR09: use spelling/phonics-based knowledge to spell independently when necessary. LESSON: Choose topic (math, science, S.S) and in groups, the students write sentences on the topic. Bring sentences together and then create a paragraph.
What is Interactive Writing?

400

Teacher models how to write by "thinking aloud" how to gather organize information and share their thinking as they compose a piece of writing.
What is modeled writing?

400

* Negotiating the compostion of texts * Collaborating in the construction of text * Using the conventions of print * Reading and REreading texts * Searching, checking and confirming while reading and writing * lists/sentences K-2 * paragraphs 3-4
What is Interactive Writing?

400

Teacher writes while students contribute ideas * FYT - Storms Paragraph * Daily News * Making lists * Procedures * Letters * Observations
What is Shared Writing?

400

You do, I watch. The student writes, while the teacher observes the areas of concern. Then the teacher uses that information to guide mini-lessons.
What is independent writing?

400

During science, the class brainstorrms: subjects, predicates, describers, and expanders about the Rain Forest Theme. Then students write their own sentensces using the resources on the board. LA02WR09 - descriptive writing, LA02WR09 - correct word order, LA02WR22 - write a description.
What is Independent Writing?

500

Small, flexible group instruction which is based on common needs of students and focuses on specific strategies and skills.
What is guided writing?

500

*Short focused lesson, 10 minutes or less *Teacher does all of the writing *Allows for opportunities for students to be exposed to various types of writing *May include purposeful errors for editing purposes
What is modeled writing?

500

* student/teacher conference *small flexible groups - meet until skill or strategy is learned *lessons could include small portions of modeled, shared, and interactive writing (NOT a part of guided reading time) *teacher models, guides, coaches and facilitates
What is guided writing?

500

We do it together BUT the teacher does the writing. Error Free writing to be posted and referenced later.
What is Shared Writing?

500

LA04WR25: Write informational reports: Develop the topic with simple facts, details, example, and explanations. Second grade students will be researching student-selected animals and write informational supports. While students are working through the report writing process, teacher pulls small groups of students with similar needs and provides support through portions of the writing process.
What is Guided Writing?