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Chapter 5: Instructional Strategies and Activities for the Differentiated Writing Classroom
The migratory patterns of butterflies are innate.
Learning strategies become internalized guides for authors.
Educators know that a learning strategy is a procedure used for learning and applying new information. Students need time to encode important information, to connect it to prior knowledge, and to practice using it in problem solving (Siegler, 2004). A young author must learn how to use each writing strategy thoroughly to apply it as needed.
Students need to know how and when to use different writing strategies. Teach each approach strategically and explicitly. Explain and demonstrate each step with the thinking that accompanies each one. When students hear the teacher's thinking, they ...