This expanded second edition presents planners, templates, rubrics, graphic organizers, and a step-by-step guide to lesson planning and adjustable assignments to help all students succeed.

Planning, Assessing, and Evaluating Writing
Planning, assessing, and evaluating writing

It is physically impossible to see what is going on inside cocoons, where the butterfly's vibrant colors and intricate designs develop.

It is physically impossible to see transformations in the author's mind, where writing skills and potential evolve.

Lesson Planning Model for Writing in the Content Areas

Many decisions are made as a lesson is designed with writing activities. The lesson plan contains strategies and ideas to meet students' needs (a) before, (b) during, and (c) after the writing experiences. Consider the following questions and prompts when developing an effective writing lesson.

Before Writing
Topic
  • What is this group's background knowledge on this topic?
  • Which preassessment tools will I use?
  • How will I “hook” students into wanting to write?
Purpose of the ...
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