Have you explored The Writing Fix website? It has a plethora of ideas and lessons ready to go. In this post, I share a model lesson I used from it to give you an idea.
Introducing the Site
Writing Fix is a resource site that freely shares ideas, resources, interactive apps to be used for lessons, and teacher tested lesson plans. It has been in existence since 1999 when the founder, Corbin Harrison, purchased the domain name and began collecting resources other teachers had designed.
Six Traits Sunday
Summary of this Lesson’s Mentor Text:
Analyzing the Text
After the students have analyzed the text, it’s time to begin the prewriting stage. The website includes all of the graphic organizers you need like this one. Students can work to plan out their papers. Then, the teacher can use the anchor papers to demonstrate where the assignment is heading and what works well. Here is an example of one story.
I love hearing my students critique the papers, but it is interesting how spot on they can be. They are able to identify weak hooks and arguments, analyze the sample for word choice, sentence fluency,etc. They can also reread if they find they have a little writer’s block.
So…what are you waiting for?? Hop on over and see what’s all included. Be sure to check out this tab to see the featured mentor text lessons. They are my favorite!
The Writing Fix helps students see the Reading-Writing Connection, and it makes writing just plain fun!