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Looking at Writing

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Looking at writing — lots of it — is one of the best ways to hone your observational and instructional skills. Exchanging ideas with other teachers is also incredibly valuable.

We invite you to take a look at a new writing sample, analyze it, and share your ideas with our online community of teachers.

Some things to consider

  • What is this child able to do as a writer?
  • What does this child need to learn next?
  • What classroom strategies could you use to support this young writer?

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What is this child able to do?• The author understands that writing is used to communicate a message. • Spacing shows concept of word.What does this child need to learn next?• Lessons on using punctuation – capital letters and periods.• Lesson on letter writing format• Sight wordsClassroom strategies:• Could use a word wall to help with basic sight words like 'have' and 'our.' (http://forpd.ucf.edu/strategies/stratwordwalls.html)• Keep up the pen pals! Seems like a motivating way to get kids to write.

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