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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Common Core Writing Standard 5

College and Career Readiness Anchor Statement for Writing 5 (CCRA.W.5) requires students to "Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach." Teachers commonly refer to this as the writing process.

Here's how this standard plays out in third, fourth, and fifth grades:

W.3.5/W.4.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Instead of discussing today, I'd like to share a variety of  free resources that I found to be helpful.

The Writing Process Notebook by Steve Peha is a 35-page student-friendly booklet crammed full with suggestions, strategies, and examples. I especially like the one-page summary found on page 34.

Super Duper Publications offers What Is the Writing Process? by Becky L. Spivey, M.Ed. This two-page article explains the writing process to parents.

Scholastic's webpage, Inspire Young Writers, offers eleven reproducibles for independent writing.

Chelsea Higgins has collected some great stuff about the writing process on her Pinterest board, Wonderful Writing - Process.

In the Brainpop video Writing Process, Tim takes students through the entire process with a piece he writes about Moby (subscription necessary).

Children's author Donna Bowman Bratton suggests ten Kid-Friendly Books About the Writing Process in her blog. (These look great! I'm buying The Plot Chickens and Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp for sure! Someone told me that Voices in the Park works well for teaching voice.)

A brief (1:37 minutes) video on YouTube introduces the Writing Process.

What resources have you found for the writing process? Please share them with us!