Writing Process Guides
Writing Guides that Provide Further Explanation of the Writing Process
Writing Process Guides offer abridged text type lessons that cover the complete writing process. Student booklets accompany each guide and contain level-appropriate models of each step of the writing process. Use the guides if students need further explanation of the steps in the writing process or as a review after using Process Writing Lessons earlier in the school year.
Why Use Writing Process Guides
Writing Process Guides simplify instruction on the writing process by condensing the format. Short lessons that release responsibility to students sooner and booklets for student reference make them easy to use for review of a text type or for additional instruction on a text type for students who need additional support.
Beginning, early developing, developing, and fluent models for the prewrite, draft, revision, edit, and publish steps of the writing process provide critical reference resources to students as they take responsibility and write independently to address the elements of a particular text type.
How to Use Writing Process Guides
One-page lessons introduce and review the writing process models in the student booklet and provide independent practice suggestions. Student booklets include a list of ideas appropriate to the text type, helping to spark ideas for writing.
Level-appropriate samples in student booklets support all steps of the writing process:
- Graphic Organizer sample
- Draft sample
- Marked-up draft showing revisions with revision checklist
- Editing guide
- Published writing sample