Writing Process Resources

Process first then the traits!

young girl writing. symbol for engaged learning with the 6-traits


young girl reading with the abc's in foreground. symbol for reading and writing with the 6 traits


power highlighted in the dictionary. symbol for the power that comes from writing with the 6-traits


pen and ink blot. symbol for writing and revsing with the six traits


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Writing Process / 6-Traits / Web 2.0
From 6-Traits Resources: This is a post that shows the relationships between the writing process, 6-Traits, and web 2.0.

Tools for the Writing Classroom: The Writing Process & Writers Workshop
From WritingFix: "My vision for this webpage is that it would be a quick reference for teachers who need help with a certain aspect of writers workshop, or who are looking for new ideas to light a spark to something already in place. I have attempted to gather together in one place some great ideas that have worked well for myself and other colleagues. You will find help with getting started, seed ideas if you will. This should help with the “How do I get them all started and how do I keep them busy?” There are many great ideas for eliciting great writing for creative as well as authentic purposes across the curriculum. Wondering how to manage conferences with each of your students? You’ll find some suggestions for that as well. Grading can be problematic for many of us. I’ll share some strategies that have worked for others and how to involve students in the process, thereby giving them a greater degree of responsibility and ownership of their work.

Reading Practices as Revision Strategies: The Gossipy Reading Model
From the NWP: 'When a high school teacher adapts a reading strategy for revision, he stumbles upon the quintessential revision strategy: one that is both “good and good for you.” '

Working With Beginning Writers
From the NWP: "First grade teacher Alisa Daniel describes how students benefit from seeing  teachers write, including modeling all the different stages of the process."

The Writing Process in a Multimedia Environment
Multimedia environments have changed each of the stages of the writing process-- pre-writing, writing, re-writing, and post-writing. Writing is not a linear process but the focal point of many other processes. Writing can be facilitated by an environment that is non-linear and rich in connecting together many different abstractions and occurrences. This is where multimedia will aid this connected but diverse assembly of phenomena. A visual representation of the model using the Snake and Ladder board game depicts this connected and non-linear approach to the writing process in a multimedia environment.

It's Never Written in Stone
From NWP: "How can the beauty of revision be taught when it is such an agony for young writers? Learn how one teacher cajoles revisions from her elementary students."

Everything I Know About Teaching Language Arts I Learned at the Office Supply Store
From NWP: "Middle-school teacher Kathleen O'Shaughnessy describes how in the chaotic world of the classroom, the tiny things matter, including Post-it® Notes. "

The Purdue OWL: The Writing Process
From Purdue Online Writing Lab:"These OWL resources will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading. While the writing process may be different for each person and for each particular assignment, the resources contained in this section follow the general work flow of pre-writing, organizing, and revising. For resources and examples on specific types of writing assignments, please go to our Common Writing Assignments area.

Play-Doh and the Writing Process
From the LessonPlanet.com: "The art of writing is very similar to that of creating a sculpture. They both follow a familiar process. There is no secret to "good" writing, just as there is no magic involved in creating an aesthetically pleasing painting or playing an instrument beautifully. Certain steps must always be followed in order to produce an outcome that pleases the artist and their audience alike. Writing with clarity is a skill that can be mastered by anyone. Illuminating words, sentences, and paragraphs on the page is as easy as molding a figure out of clay. Both have a precise method that should be followed; the processes are more similar than one may believe."