EDUDEAF: Writing as a Process

Key Words: Instructional Strategies, Literacy, k-12

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Subj: Writing as a Process - K-12
Date: 97-01-22 00:30:39 EST
From: samtd@SKYPOINT.COM
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Howdy Folks,

Someone from another list I'm on posted this, and I thought it might be of value so am passing it on to y'all.

The woman said her daughter is in kindergarten, and the following writing process is used by *all* grades. The level of sophistication varies with the grades. The system was created by Katie Johnson, who has written books on the subject. I snipped the following: **********************

Writing as a Process

Prewriting: getting ideas, thinking, talking, choosing topics, webbing/outlining/clustering

Drafting: putting ideas down, getting text onto paper, getting started with writing

Revising: thinking/talking about how the piece sounds, what works for the reader, what detail/additions/changes would make it clearer

Editing: working on how the piece looks, on punctuation, spelling, the conventions of English

Publishing: getting the piece ready for the world/getting into print/sharing ***************************

For what it's worth.

Sandy

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Subj: Re: Writing as a Process - K-12
Date: 97-01-22 00:43:57 EST
From: CBRAN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU (Cathy Brandt)
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This is the process I've used in my room my entire career. I'd swear by it. The prewriting activities to get kids' brains going is critical. The idea that it is a process and does NOT have to be perfect in the first stages is freeing to kids. The conferencing that comes at the draft and revising stages helps kids get past obstacles in their writing and is a wonderful time to converse with kids about what they write. Technology has facilitated this process! My kids now have individual disks on which they keep all of their writing, drafts, revisions and final pieces. Our school basically uses this also - some more effectively than others.

Lucy Calkins and Donald Graves are other authors who have written on this subject.

Cathy

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Subj: Re: Writing as a Process - K-12
Date: 97-01-23 15:04:38 EST
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sandy [or others]....

you said that the system you wrote about was created by Katie Johnson...

do you have the names of any specific books or articles.... i'd like to read more about it.

thanks

ann graziadei
agraziadei@gallua.gallaudet.edu

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Subj: Re: Writing as a Process - K-12
Date: 97-01-23 14:10:07 EST
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Actually, I don't think it was *developed by Katie Johnson*. She has just written some books on the process. I don't have the names of the books, sorry. Cathy also said there are books about the writing process written by Lucy Calkins and Donald Graves are other authors who have written on this subject.

Can anybody provide some titles?

Cheers,

Sandy
Sandy DQ
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
samtd@skypoint.com

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Subj: Re: Writing as a Process - K-12
Date: 97-01-23 13:30:25 EST
From: lstiegler@SELU.EDU (Lillian Stiegler)
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The Art of Teaching Writing by Lucy Calkins (2nd ed. 1994, I think) is wonderful!

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Subj: Re: Writing as a Process - K-12
Date: 97-01-23 20:10:22 EST
From: CBRAN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU (Cathy Brandt)
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Writing: Teachers & Children at Work by Donald H. Graves Heinemann Educational Books - older book but good book. Neat guy.

Cathy

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Subj: Re: Writing as a Process - K-12
Date: 97-01-23 20:35:25 EST
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When I was at RIT/NTID in 1981, the NTID English department had a great poster on the wall, "Mrs. Biser's...Recipe.." It has been many years since, and I have forgotten the recipe on that poster (very similar to the process already posted here) - but it was very helpful to me because although I had pretty good English skills when I arrived at college, I did not know how to write!

That is right, I did not know how to write. Somehow I had never been taught how in public school, which I left after the 11th grade. All I knew was introduction, body, conclusion. I hadn't yet been taught topic sentences, transitional phrases, or discussion points.

All I remember now is a few of the words from that poster - Incubate, Activate, Perfectuate. There were others but they have long since faded from my memory.

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