Ideas —the main message Organization —the internal structure of the piece Voice —the personal tone and flavor of the author's message Word Choice —the vocabulary a writer chooses to convey meaning Sentence Fluency —the rhythm and flow of the language Conventions —the mechanical correctness Presentation —how the writing actually looks on the page Ideas The Ideas are the main message, the content of the piece, the main theme, together with all the supporting details that enrich and develop that theme.
Appreciate diverse cultures and traditions through folklore and folktales Compare historic world cultures with contemporary ones Demonstrate understanding of the genres by responding to questions Follow the writing process to create writing in different genres Identify unique characteristics of the genre: Teachers may use the guide to teach a complete unit or break the content into smaller learning components.
Reading examples of folktales, fairy tales, and myths both printed and online as an individual activity. Peer editing written work in small groups. Creating and performing skits as a class activity. If a computer is available for each student, students can work on their own.
Hand out the URLs or write them on the board so students will have a guide through the activity. If you are working in a lab, set up the computers to be on the desired Web site as students walk into class.
If there are fewer computers than students, group the students by reading level. Assign each student a role: If there are more than three students per computer, you can add roles like a team leader, a team reporter, etc. If you are working in a learning station in your classroom, break out your class into different groups.
Have rotating groups working on the computer sreading printed genre examples, holding smaller group discussions, brainstorming, writing, and peer editing their own folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and myths. A Collection of Sabbath Stories, or other folktale you are familiar with.
Discuss defining elements of folktale for example: Folktale Writing With Alma Flor Ada and Rafe Martin 10 Days Tell students that now that they have gathered information about folktales, they are ready to explore writing one. Read the brainstorming tips with the whole class.
For example, when reading that the folktale genre entails imagining the world that acts as the setting, remind students that rivers and fires can speak in Half-Chicken's world.
Suggest that small groups discuss the Alma's and Rafe's challenges on this page. Remind students also to refer to the Brainstorming tips as they draft their folktales.
Once they've completed their revision, have students follow directions to publish their folktale online. Encourage students to use the Preview option to proofread their stories one more time before submitting.
They should also print the preview page to hand in for teacher assessment.
Invite volunteers to offer an example of each of the following kinds of lore:• sense of audience • Writing is lifeless • No hint of the writer • Writing tends to be flat or stiff •Stereotypic, copied tone and voice • Voice may be. Written by the pioneer of 6-trait writing, this Fourth Edition brings everything up to date, offering a comprehensive overview of the best education strategies and philosophies from the worlds of writing assessment and instruction.
An easy way to evaluate student writing is to create a rubric. This allows you to help students improve their writing skills by determining what area they need help in.
First, read through the students' writing assignment completely. Next, read each criterion on the rubric and then re-read the. Rubric for Information Writing—Fourth Grade Grade 2 (1 POINT) PTS Grade 3 (2 POINTS) PTS Grade 4 (3 POINTS) PTS then that student would receive 6 points instead of 3 points.
Grade 2 (1 POINT) PTS Grade 3 (2 POINTS) PTS these assessments immediately after giving the on-demands and also for self-assessment and. Six Traits Writing Rubric 6 Exemplary 5 Strong 4 Proficient 3 Developing 2 Emerging 1 Beginning Ideas & Content clear, focused, main theme supporting details.
Recognizing character traits in literature is an important skill that students can develop as part of reading comprehension. Understanding the character's actions and thoughts helps them to better understand and appreciate the the story.