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Writing Workshop

Strategy Groups
Planning and Preparation
March 31, 2015

Agenda
1. Learning Progressions
2. Small Group Strategy lessons
a. planning and preparation
b. lesson
c. debrief
d. reflection
3. Using Curriculum as a guide
4. Closing the year

What is a Learning Progression?


The term learning progression refers to the
purposeful sequencing of teaching and learning
expectations across multiple developmental
stages, ages, or grade levels. The term is most
commonly used in reference to learning
standardsconcise, clearly articulated
descriptions of what students should know and
be able to do at a specific stage of their
education.

Using Learning Progressions


To Inform Instruction
By understanding the expectations
across grade levels, you can determine
where a students understanding of the
learning goal is and then move them to
the next level.

Lets Look at Learning Progressions


for Informative Writing

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Writing Anchor Standard: 1. Write argument to support claims in an analysis of substantive


topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence
Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

W.K.1.Use a
combination of
drawing, dictating, and
writing to compose
opinion pieces in
which they tell a
reader the topic or the
name of the book they
are writing about and
state an opinion or
preference about the
topic or book.

W.1.1.Write opinion
pieces in which they
introduce the topic or
book they are writing
about, state an
opinion, supply
reasons that support
the opinion,and use
some sense of
closure.

W.2.1Write opinion
pieces in which they
introduce the topic or
book they are writing
about, state an
opinion, supply
reasons that support
the opinion, use
linking words to
connect opinion and
reasons, and provide
a concluding
statement or section

W.3.1. Write an
opinion pieces on
topics or texts,
supporting a point of
view with reasons

W.4.1. Write an
opinion pieces on
topics or texts,
supporting a point of
view with reasons and
information

b.Provide reasons
that support opinion

b.provide reasons that


are supported by facts
and details

Language Anchor Standard: 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English


grammar and usage when writing or speaking
Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

L.K.1. Demonstrate
command of the
conventions of standard
English grammar and
usage when writing or
speaking.

L.1.1. Demonstrate
command of the
conventions of
standard English
grammar and usage
when writing or
speaking.

L.2.1. Demonstrate
command of the
conventions of
standard English
grammar and usage
when writing or
speaking.

L.3.1. Demonstrate
command of the
conventions of
standard English
grammar and usage
when writing or
speaking.

L.4.1. Demonstrate
command of the
conventions of
standard English
grammar and usage
when writing or
speaking.

Print all upper and


lower case letter
Use common,proper
and possessive nouns

Use collective nouns


Form and use irregular
plural nouns
use reflexive pronouns

Explain the function of


nouns, pronouns, verbs,
adjectives, and adverbs
in general and their
functions in particular
sentences.

Use relative pronouns


and relative adverbs
Form and use the
progressive verb
tenses.

Print many upper and


lowercase letters
Use frequently occurring
nouns and verbs
Form regular plural nouns
orally by adding s or es

Lets See It In Action

Choose a video below to see how a teacher uses a


learning progression to instruct her students.
Grades K-2
Grades 3-5

Student Signs Up for Strategy Groups


Allow students to sign up
for strategy lessons based on their
needs. Here is what a sign-up
sheet looks like. Choice and
self-evaluation! ~Two Writing Teachers

1. Look through student writing


folders.
2. Sort student writing into
specific learning goals.
3. Determine what specific
strategies need to be taught to
groups of students.
4. Name each strategy group.
5. Plan one (script) for a strategy
lesson with your students.