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Have a huge, important writing assignment coming up in your class? Worried about how your writers will organize their time? This resource explains the steps of using Inspiration Software to create a customized writing process plan. The tool can help your young writers master the basic steps of the writing process and organize their specific writing task. Inspiration Software is necessary for this lesson plan, and it can be downloaded for a free trial.
The writing process has never been easier with this digital approach. Although designed to describe Inspiration software, this instructional activity's visuals offer excellent ideas even if you don't have the program. Learners use pre-made templates designed specifically for the type of paper they are assigned, and move through each step of the writing process from drafting to publishing. Pre-made examples make modeling easy. They can even include due dates and graphics!
Intended for an audience of teachers, this presentation lays out the six traits of writing, the writing process, and the teaching process for traits and strategies. If you are trying to understand the writing process more fully, you might consider looking over this resource. The fonts can be distracting, but the content is present.
The writing process meets the 21st century in this lesson centered around the Inspiration Software program. If you don't have the Inspiration program, the steps outlined here are still quite helpful in breaking down and scaffolding writing. Using a diagram, learners complete the cyclical process through pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. There are distinct templates for different writing tasks, and visuals give a good idea of what learners are working with.
Introduce primary graders to the writing process. After reviewing the steps, they practice using the process by writing a book report. Before writing the draft, they complete a graphic organizer. The completed draft is reviewed by peers. The revised, polished product is then present to the class.
Struggling on what steps to take in your expository essay lesson plan? Or confused on what to include for your scribes? This exercise in the process of expository writing provides concepts and structure for the educator on what the writers should be executing in the three stages (pre-writing, drafting, revision) of the writing process. It also provides ideas on what materials to bring to the classroom. An easily adaptable writing prompt is available.
Aspiring writers will appreciate the narrative writing planner, the writing process template, and the narrative writing example provided by Inspiration Software. The templates demystify and make visual the steps involved in planning, drafting, and revising a narrative. The templates, detailed procedures, adaptations, and extensions are included.
Outlining and organizing an essay are made easy with the help of Inspiration® graphic organizers. Specific directions and colorful graphics model for writers how to use the software to craft these key steps in the writing process. Adaptations and extensions are included.
Make visual the steps in the writing process with Inspiration Software’s color-coded, essay planner template. The step-by-step instructions provided by the resource could be used as a teacher resource or to demonstrate for young writers how to plan and outline an essay. A plan for an essay on To Kill A Mockingbird models how to use the template.
The writing process is made easier with the right tools! Although this lesson is a guide through Inspiration Software, the visuals and detailed steps are useful on their own. Visual diagrams are the strategy here; learners use pre-made templates with visuals, hyperlinks, and text to help them organize thoughts and develop ideas. A pre-done example makes modelling easy. A transfer tool allows them to send their draft to a word processor for final revisions. If you don't have this program, the mind mapping idea can be done the old fashioned way, too!
Narrative writing is accessible when you reveal the not so mysterious writing process! Although this writer's workshop activity is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce pupils to Inspiration Software. Screenshots offer a visual guide to creating a narrative template, from brainstorming to publishing. Examples offer easy modeling, and extensions suggest multimedia presentations. This would work best as an anticipatory set before letting learners loose with this program.
Get your junior high writers stimulated with the strategies and ideas available in this activity. Learners discuss and debate controversial subjects, and outline their reasons with an online graphic organizer (link included) that creates a persuasion map of their opinions. The essay prompt is easily modified, and strategies for differentiation are available.
Break up the process of writing into manageable parts with Inspiration Software. Steps such as prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing do not require the software, but tools such as the Outline View make writing easier. If you do not already have the software, you can download a free thirty-day trial. Either way, the steps listed here are great guidelines for your beginning writers.
After going over the five steps of the writing process, pupils fill out "Getting to Know You" worksheets. They trade papers with each other, and have the task of writing a descriptive paragraph about the person whose worksheet they received. The paragraphs are read aloud in class after they are word processed using the Inspiration and KidPix programs. A very good idea!
Inspiration Software provides templates to assist writers in developing an essay. The richly detailed plan and colorful graphic organizers show what is involved in creating a good essay. The Writing Process template models the prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing steps. Use the Essay Planner template to help class members organize their ideas. Examples, adaptations and extensions are included. A great resource for your curriculum library.