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Elementary ELA: Writing Skills - Chapter Summary
Refreshing your knowledge of various writing skills in elementary ELA is simple using the entertaining lessons in this chapter. Whether you want to get reacquainted with writing style, coherence in writing or how to teach collaborative writing, we have you covered. Study the lessons at the pace that works for you. When you're finished, you will be ready to do the following:
- List and discuss the elements of effective writing instruction
- Outline the sequence of teaching writing to students
- Identify and describe tools for the writing process
- Define structure in writing and discuss how it affects meaning
- Share activities that can be used to develop writing skills
- Detail how to teach research skills to elementary students
- Explain how to teach writing using technology
- Discuss ways to address and prevent plagiarism in the classroom
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1. Elements of Effective Writing Instruction
Writing instruction can often be a time-consuming, tedious task. However, it is an incredibly important skill that all students must learn. This lesson will detail the elements of effective writing instruction that will hopefully make teaching writing exciting and engaging for all.
2. The Sequence of Teaching Writing to Students
Teaching writing follows a predictable set of steps. What are they and what sequence do they follow? This lesson fills you in on the ins and outs of teaching writing.
3. Tools to Use During the Writing Process
This lesson will help you understand the steps of the writing process and reveal some simple tools that can prevent common writing problems like writer's block, disorganization, and proofreading errors.
4. What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples
What is writing style? Many people struggle to answer this question, because the answer can be vague. By evaluating several main types of writing and examples of each, we will try to answer this elusive question.
5. Coherence in Writing: Definition & Examples
Have you ever wanted to make your writing more logical, unified, and consistent? What you are looking for is to improve the coherence in your writing. This lesson will give you tips and examples for making your writing more coherent.
6. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
7. Activities for Developing Writing Skills
How can educators teach children to be good writers? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the tools and materials designed to do that, including the writer's workshop, guided writing, writing notebooks, and word walls.
8. How to Teach Collaborative Writing
This lesson discusses how to teach collaborative writing and provides ideas for incorporating it into the classroom. This methodology has students working alongside one another and in groups of various sizes to complete a writing assignment.
9. Teaching Research Skills to Elementary Students
Elementary school students are full of questions, and teaching them to do research is a great way to help them become sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers. This lesson helps you teach research skills in the elementary classroom.
10. Using Technology to Teach Writing
In this lesson, teachers will learn how to use technology in order to teach students writing and publishing techniques. Additionally, this lesson will discuss how teachers can use various technological resources to facilitate students using written communication in various modes in their classrooms.
11. Addressing & Preventing Plagiarism in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will define plagiarism, discuss common reasons for students plagiarizing or being tempted to plagiarizing, writing problems that may lead to plagiarism, and tips for teachers to minimize plagiarism in the classroom.
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