Writing process for argument writing and informative writing

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Writing Process

Plan and Write
Listen to your teacher when he or she tells you what to do with your reading.

Think about it
What will you write? Plan your ideas.

Talk about it
Sit with a partner and talk about what you will write. Share your ideas. How will you begin?

Write about it
Write a beginning, middle, and end. Use details to make your writing more interesting.
Read and Edit
Read your own writing out loud. Look for mistakes and fix them.

Pair Peer Review
Sit with a partner and look at your writing. What can you do to make your writing better? Do you have a beginning, middle, and end? Do you have capitals in the right places? Do you have punctuation? Did you use strong words?

Fix any mistakes and add details and strong words.

Publish and Share
Draw colorful pictures that match the topic and add them to your writing.

Share your writing
Share your writing with your class, another student, or a parent. Use a loud speaking voice when reading.

Writing Process

Plan and Draft
Listen to your teacher when he or she tells you about your task.

Think about it
What type of text are you writing? What ideas do you have, and how will you organize them? Write your ideas in a graphic organizer.

Talk about it
Sit with a partner and talk about what you will write. Share your ideas. How will you begin?

Write about it
Write a beginning, middle, and end. Use details to make your writing more interesting.
Read and Edit
Read your own writing out loud. Correct any mistakes you find.

Pair Peer Review
Sit with a partner and look at your writing. What ideas do you both have to make your writing better? Is your writing organized? Do you have capitals, punctuation, and do your sentences make sense? Did you use strong words?

Fix any mistakes, add details, and strong words if needed.

Publish and Share
Type or rewrite your final draft. Add illustrations when needed.

Share your writing
Share your writing with your class, another student, or a parent. Use a loud speaking voice as you read your writing.

Writing Process

Plan and Draft
Read and listen to your prompt/task. Think about the genre you will write. Use a graphic organizer to plan and write your first draft.

Talk about it
Spend time talking to someone about your writing prompt/task. What are you planning to say? How will you begin? What will you include?

Write about it
Focus your paper with an introduction that explains the topic. Write multiple paragraphs that support your ideas with key details and strong words.

Read and Edit
Read your own writing out loud and think about how you can improve it. Correct any mistakes you find and add details when necessary.

Pair Peer Review
Find a partner to help you improve your writing. What are you doing well? What needs improvement? Are your ideas organized, on topic, and easy to follow?

Revise and Edit
Once you have read your own writing and received comments, work to improve your word choice, organization, and spelling and grammar.

Publish
Ask your teacher or reread your prompt/task to learn how your writing should be published.

Final Read
Go over your writing one last time. Make sure you have met all the requirements and bring your writing to class.

Writing Process

Plan and Draft
Reread your prompt or performance task and think about what you will write. Use a graphic organizer, your Reading & Writing plan, or an outline to plan and guide your first draft.

Talk about it
Spend time talking to someone about your writing task. What are you planning to say? How will you begin? What will you include?

Thesis
Craft a thesis or claim that will focus your paper. Your thesis should have a subject and an opinion/position. An opinion statement typically begins with a verb. Support or advance your thesis with reasoning, evidence, and/or supporting details.
Review and Edit
Ask someone to review your first draft and take some time to look at your own writing with fresh eyes.

Peer Review
Ask your peers to help you improve your writing. What are you doing well? What needs improvement? Did you write to the prompt? Did you stay on topic? Are your ideas organized and easy to follow?

Revise and Edit
Once you receive feedback and have had time to read your own writing, work to improve the content, language, and overall structure of your writing. A strong paper is well edited--free of spelling and grammatical mistakes.
Publish
Ask your teacher or refer to your prompt to learn how your writing should be published.

Final Read
Go over your writing one last time. Save your work, email a copy to yourself, print it, and bring a copy to class.

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