- Dr. Steve Graham’s Presentation
Changing Writing Instruction
- Nancy Fetzer’s K-1 Writing Curriculum Online Video Training Videos
Utilize Nancy Fetzer’s K-1Writing Curriculum free videos to teach the Common Core State Writing Standards for Kindergarten and First Grade students. These online videos are packed with research-based, highly engaging lessons, tools, and techniques to ensure ALL student master the standards.
- Nancy Fetzer’s 2-3 Writing Curriculum Online Training Videos
This online training is for teachers, support staff, and parents. Utilize Nancy Fetzer’s 2-3 Writing Curriculum Online Training Videos to teach the CCRS Writing Standards for Second and Third Grade Students. These videos are packed with research-based, highly engaging lessons, tools, and techniques to ensure ALL students, whether Second Language Learners, Special Education, and General Education master the standards.
- Nancy Fetzer’s 4-6 Writing Curriculum Online Training Videos
This online training is for Teachers, Support Staff, and Parents. Utilize Nancy Fetzer’s Grades 4-6 Writing Curriculum Online Training Videos to teach the Common Core State Writing Standards for Fourth through Sixth Grade Students. These videos are packed with research-based, highly engaging lessons, tools, and techniques to ensure ALL students, whether Second Language Learners, Special Education, and General Education master the standards.
- Teaching 4 Square (Writing) In 1st Grade
This is a video a first-grade class made to help other 1st Grade teachers teach the 4 Square Writing Technique.
- Whole Brain Teaching: Amazing Kindergarten Writing!
Watch in amazement as Andrea Schindler’s inner city, San Bernardino, California kindergarteners demonstrate all the steps necessary for them to produce five paragraph, college style essays. You’ll learn about college talk, baby talk, mirror words, air punctuation, the “because clapper” and the astonishing powers of the Triple Whammy sentence.
- 3rd Grade 5 Square Paragraph Common Core Writing Lesson from WriteSteps
Model lesson of how to use the 5 square organizer to write a clear, concise, detailed paper.
- REACH Workshop Series: Emergent Writing
In this video, REACH classroom teachers model best practices for emergent writing instruction.
- A Room of Writers (Reading Rockets)
Go inside Shana Sterkin’s third grade class as she engages her students in writer’s workshop. Everyone shares their writing, including Miss Sterkin.
Writing Strategies for Short Response Questions
- RACES Writing Strategy
A quick guide video to using RACES when writing a short-response. The video includes MLA citations.
- Brief Constructed Response – The Role of Evidence in Writing
Teacher models the step-by-step application of the RACE strategy.
- 3rd Grade Shared Writing Constructed Response
Model of how a class completes a shared writing constructed response while referring to a rubric.
- RAFT Writing Strategy
A short instructional video about what RAFT is and how and why it can be used in the classroom.
Opinion / Argumentative Writing
- Claim, Evidence, Reasoning
Model of how to have students make a claim, support with evidence from the text or picture, and provide reasons for why they believe the way they do.
- Opinion Writing for Kids
A series of eight short videos explaining the steps to writing an opinion paper.
- Opinion Writing – 2nd Grade
One of the new CA Standards for 2nd grade is “Opinion Writing.” In this movie, Sandy Patterson explains how she taught students to write their opinion by designing a lesson around choosing a class pet.
- 4th Grade Common Core Writing: Adding Detail to Narrative with the 5 Ws by WriteSteps
This 21-minute video features guided writing, adding detail & description with the 5 Ws and H, and examples of conferencing with students.
- Narrative Writing Strategies for Second Grade Students
Second-grade students use iPads apps as they work on their narrative writing as Teacher Kristin Leader prepares them for future online assessments. Students are seen working through the entire writing process with a focus on students using temporal words as well as the importance of peer and self-editing.
- Writing Strategies For Kindergarten Students Writing Informational Paragraphs
Teacher, Amy Klein, guides her Kindergarten students to write informational paragraphs over four separate days. The process covers reading, planning, guided writing, and concludes with students independently writing an informational paragraph about chickens.
- Informational Writing Strategies for Second Grade Students
Second-grade students use technology in their informational writing as Common Core Demonstration Teacher Kristin Leader prepares them for future online assessments. Students are seen working through the entire writing process with a focus on students supporting their writing with facts and definitions as well as the importance of peer editing. (Note: This strategy can be used with all grade levels.)
- Write Around the Room (Read, Write, Think)
This video shows how a parent and her three children participate in writing around the room using environmental print.