Well, I have started using the Power Writing frame work in the classroom. The first thing we have looked at is writing like a reader. This process looks at the why we write. We need to remember as readers we connect, infer, visualize, ask questions and form thoughts. These are things, as writers we need to keep in mind, when we write for the reader. The first lesson in Power Writing discusses this idea and the students create an invitation to readers of their writing. This lesson I have been teaching in small groups which has been helpful; however I would use this lesson as a whole group lesson since it is an introduction to why we write. A great poem to use is Shel Silverstein “Invitation” poem. This is a great discussion piece of who is the invitation for and what is the author talking about when he says Come in! Come in! It will be very interesting to see the creativity of the students work.
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