The Being a Writer™ program is a yearlong writing curriculum for grades K–6 that combines two decades of research in the areas of writing, motivation, and learning theory with social and ethical development.
The program has two goals: to develop the creativity and skills of a writer, and to develop the social and ethical values of a responsible person. It uses trade books for genre immersion and author studies. It integrates writing instruction with regular community-building elements and guided partner work that develops in students a sense of autonomy, belonging, and competence.
Writing Portfolio: Follow the writing process
••• Prewriting-----Rough Draft-----Revise------Edit------Publish•••
Not all writing will meet the “published” stage
Writing all year will prepare us for the ISAT writing test
• Expository: write to inform or explain
• Narrative: tell a story
• Persuasive: write to persuade or convince
• Are Focused
• Use Specific Support
• Add Interesting Details
• Show Voice
Word Work each week will follow the Word Build program. Word Build is a new program this year, and should help promote advanced vocabulary development!