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The Writing Process

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The Writing Process

Writing Stages

Activities / Procedures

 

Pre-writing:

      Planning: selecting topics, generating ideas, organizing ideas, and related concepts to write about.

 

      Determining purpose, audience and writing form.

 

 

      Think

      Brainstorm

      Create webs or map of ideas

      Read related information

      List ideas

      Make notes

      Outline important points to include

 

 

 

Drafting:

      Putting prewriting ideas into writing

      Reading and rereading to see if it makes sense

      Conferencing with teacher and peers to discuss and review writing

 

 

      Have writing materials ready

      Get ideas down

      Concentrate on meaning and content

      Skip lines and write on one side of paper

      Circle unfamiliar words

      Label: “Work–in-Progress”

      Follow prewriting organizer

      Remember: First drafts are not expected to be perfect.

 

 

Revising:

      Making content changes discussed during peer or teacher conference(s).

 

 

      Conference with peer and/ or teacher

      Reread, reword, rewrite for clearer meaning

      Use self- revising checklist

 

 

Editing:

      Making punctuation, grammar, spelling and corrections;

      Conferencing with teacher or peer to proofread and edit.

 

 

      Reread

      Check for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, form, verb agreement

      Proofread

      Use peer-editing and/or self-editing checklist

 

 

 

Sharing or Publishing:

      Preparing and sharing writing on a regular basis.

 

 

      Display for others to read in class and in school

      Read work to others

      Write to others

      Write for class newsletter, local newspaper, etc.

 

"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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