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Teaching Tips: Shared Writing

These sites provide teaching resources for teachers on implementing a shared writing approach as well as model writing in the classroom. There is information on techniques, lesson plans, and student work samples. There is also a link to eThemes resources on Writing: 6 + 1 Writing Traits.


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Learn how to use shared writing with your students using this strategy guide.
Choose from among a list of shared writing and independent writing activities.
This article shares ideas for shared writing, including: brainstorming ideas, letter writing, shared story, and about me activities. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This video designed for teacher professional development explains the basics of shared writing.
Learn what shared writing is, what it looks like, and how to measure success in this article.
This page suggests skills that can be focus of the shared writing lesson as well as tips and teaching procedure. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This lesson plan provides information on how to use literature and shared writing to teach letter-writing format and authentic letter writing. NOTE: This site has links led to external websites.
This lesson plan is designed for a whole-class shared writing activity.
A Buzz Book is a daily shared writing activity. This page includes topics and links to sample Buzz Book pages.
Here is a list of writing activities. This is a one-page PDF file.
The 6 + 1 Writing Traits Model gives students and teachers a common language for talking about writing. The following sites have definitions, descriptions, rubrics, and exercises to help students become familiar with the characteristics of good writing. There are many interactive features so students can practice their own writing and learn how to evaluate effectively. There are video clips, prompts, activates, and examples of writing at different levels of accomplishment, as well as eThemes Resources on grammar, narrative, and text structure.

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