W2Win Frequent Writing on Demand: Daily Writing to Learn the Curriculum homeschool package
This teacher package provides a system for introducing and implementing 12 critical-thinking writing strategies. The strategies prompt students to analyze, compare, contrast, draw inferences, elaborate, explain relationships among key terms or analogies, reason logically, support claims, or synthesize ideas. They help students of all abilities solidify and boost learning in the core curriculum: ELA, math, science, and social studies.
The teacher manual includes:
- a script of key practices for each writing strategy
- teacher models of writing
- student exemplars
- sample scope and sequence of writing prompts for core subjects
- templates for making posters – Guide for Writing to Learn (grades 6-8); Log of Entries (6-8); picture makers, picture killers (K-12), and voice, pictures, and flow (6-8).
Online option available (correlated to the Georgia Standards of Excellence) – W2Win Frequent Writing on Demand empowers ELA, math, science, and social studies teachers with 6-8 writing prompts for each standard. They may select one or create their own, fine-tune, and write their model entry to share with students. Students complete the pop-up rubrics for self-assessment and PALS response before submitting it for review. Teachers accept or adjusts the students’ assessment and respond by posting a “teacher commentary” that appears when students log in. They may also print out reports of student progress for parents or administrators.
After just five months of faithful daily practice, I observed more students participating in class discussion with greater substance. The percent of proficient learners on end-of-year tests across the school showed double-digit gains in ELA 11%, math 29%, science 18%, and social studies 24%.
– Ho, middle school principal
Daily Writing to Learn the Curriculum – Middle school teachers manual (grades 6-8) – includes the
following critical-thinking strategies for Writing on Demand.
A. What I Thought You Taught – analysis and synthesis
B. Acrostic Vocabulary – concept acquisition, inductive learning
C. Either … Or – compare-contrast, logical reasoning
D. Focused Free Writing – open-ended
E. Quad Cluster – compare-contrast, logical reasoning
F. Memory Sentence – recall, elaborating/explaining, mental chunking
G. Copy and Continue – summarizing
H. Change the tense/number – role switching
I. Admit Slip – open-ended
J. Sentence Expansion – expanding, elaborating
K. Free Writing – open-ended
L. Analogy – one-to-one correspondences, parallel relationships
M. Miscellaneous strategies from other sources
The student book includes:
- 44 pages for short writing
- 12 critical-thinking strategies
- A rubric for student self-assessment at the bottom of each page
- Section of the rubric for a PAL’s check and response
- A Guide for Writing to Learn (12 critical-thinking strategies)
- 2 Log of Entries pages.
Printed student books come 2 to a pack.
Call 706-850-5854 for bundle pricing for schools, districts, and home-school associations.