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The Write Beginning: Instruction That Starts with the End in Mind and Guide Students to Become More Effective Writers

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This practical book offers a simple approach
to developing an assessment-based writing process with students - by beginning
with the end. The Write
Beginning argues that when young writers use success criteria as a guide, they
are able to develop a clear understanding of their targets and set realistic
goals for themselves. The book illustrates how teachers can use the success
criteria as a framework for providing descriptive feedback to students, as a
way of guiding their learning and as a means of helping them to set goals. This
comprehensive approach to teaching writing includes graphic organisers, sample
rubrics, checklists and student samples for easy classroom implementation.

This practical book offers a simple approach to developing an assessment-based writing process with students – by beginning with the end. It shows teachers how to introduce students to new forms of writing by using successful writing samples that help students appreciate the features that make them effective. 

The Write Beginning explores the features of successful writing in different forms around the four areas of learning:

  • Knowledge – features of specific forms of writing
  • Thinking – ideas contained in the writing
  • Communication – the way writing is expressed through voice, word choice, sentence fluency, spelling, grammar, etc.
  • Application – personal connections the writer makes

Teacher prompts to guide student thinking about text forms, writing traits and connections to reading strategies are offered throughout the book.

The Write Beginning argues that when young writers use success criteria as a guide, they are able to develop a clear understanding of their targets and set realistic goals for themselves. The book illustrates how teachers can use the success criteria as a framework for providing descriptive feedback to students, as a way of guiding their learning and as a means of helping them to set goals. The students apply the feedback as they revise, rewrite or rework their writing. The success criteria can also be used as a foundation for developing student-friendly assessment tools (rubrics).

This comprehensive approach to teaching writing includes graphic organisers, sample rubrics, checklists and student samples for easy classroom implementation.

  • Lisa Donohue

    Lisa Donohue

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Additional Information

SKU PBP4711
ISBN 9781760014711
Publish date 05/04/2018
ascd video No