This includes writing opinions and arguments with text-based evidence, informational pieces that consider complex ideas and topics, and narratives filled with details and well-structured sequences p. Herein lies the opportunity. In this article, we assert that interactive writing is indeed a powerful teaching approach worth revisiting and refining to support writers in grades 2 through 5.
By Genia Connell Grades PreK—K, 1—2, 3—5 As teachers, we constantly strive to create a classroom environment where children are exposed to high quality language in varying forms.
After all, language acquisition and its use are at the core of all the reading, writing, and communication we expect of our students. A language-rich classroom has many different layers and I believe the key to each is student engagement.
If your goal is to create a language-rich environment, student exposure to language should be meaningful, deliberate, repetitive and engaging — meaning it directly involves the students as active participants.
Read Aloud Every Day Reading aloud and its follow-up conversation allows teachers the opportunity to help students increase vocabulary, create a shared literary experience, evoke discussion, and model fluency. In each book I read, we collectively select words that we like the sound of for our literature word wall.
I often buy multiple copies of my read-aloud books, and they are often the most sought after books in our classroom library. My students love to read along with me as much as they like to use them for their independent reading time. Some of my favorite read-aloud books to use with my third graders because of the language and author's craft involved include: Click on each book cover above to learn more about it and available teaching lessons and resources in the Teacher Book Wizard.
Use Word Walls Word walls are another key component of a language-rich environment. These organized displays of words provide an always-available visual reference for my students.
Research by Robert Marzano indicates that, ". To keep students engaged, I allow them autonomy in choosing words for our word wall. Once a month I type up and print out the new words.
To help students make meaningful connections between words and concepts, we frequently add small pictures or symbols to the words.
To download and print my six word wall title cards, click any of the images below.
Use Anchor Charts Like word walls, anchor charts serve as a visual reference of concepts that have been taught, acting as a visible reminder of concepts, cues, and our guidelines for learning.
Posting these charts helps my students make connections to prior learning and they serve as a scaffold as new learning takes place. I have to admit most of my anchor charts are not beautiful, pinnable endeavors. They are messy works in progress that result from the combined efforts of my students and me.
After a time, if I realize a chart is used consistently by my students or if I plan to show it in this blog! I will recopy it so it looks a little neater. Academic Supports or Print-Rich Wallpaper?
These are the two charts that are used more than any other in my room — in reading, writing, and conversation!Interactive writing is an evidence-based approach to instruction that has been shown to increase the level of writing proficiency for participating students (Roth & Guinee, ) It is grounded in theories about language and literacy learning and teaching (e.g., Clay, ; Vygotsky, ).
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