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School Year 2011-2012
3.School Year 2012-2013:
Oct: tools to plan a unit
Nov: Writing skills: process to buil up a text
Dec: Writing skills_Building up a text. Tasks and text samples
Jan-Feb: Writing skills_Building up a text. Dealing with info
April: Writing skills_Building up a text. Drafting, revising, editing & publishing
May: assessing a writing task
4.School Year 2014-2015
5.School Year 2016-2017
: Assessment as a Learning Tool
2012-13 writing skills 2
2012-2013 SEMINAR SESSIONS
Process to build up a text
Tasks and analysis of text type
1. Exchange of material & successful practices
Arantza: some materials + photocopies of projects' procedures and daily routines
2. Today's topic: Written skills. Process to build up a text (II)
This time we are going to reflect on materials and tools
our students will need in each step of the writing process. To do so, we will follow the whole process, starting by setting up the task to be accomplished and analyzing how to work on examples of text type.
Step 1: Setting up a task.
We can choose it from curriculum topics, children's interests, social issues, an event or any recent incident.
Our task will be to make the digital Big Book of Inventors and Inventions. Thus, the writing task will be to write the biography of the inventor and the description of the invention, justifying why it has made a difference in human life.
Some examples of writing tasks can be found at
(see "Useful references" section below). One of them is
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
writing original songs (to familiar tunes)
that help our environment"
In this lesson, students will use a song by Jack Johnson to develop ideas about how
to “green” up their own classrooms, learning two songs (written to the tune of old classics) that will inspire them to brainstorm ideas for reducing, reusing, and recycling in school. Then, inspired by Bill Martin Jr.'s
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
, students will create a classroom “Green Guide Book,” listing ideas that the teacher and the students are willing to adopt and use as part of the classroom greening. Older students can then create original songs about "greening up" their schools, inspired by tunes of familiar songs.
to see the entire lesson plan.
An example of a writing task based on a reading (Log Hotel) and a Science lesson. Interesting resource to scaffold the structure of a non fiction text.
Step 2: Analyzing examples of text type
for the content, for the language and for text features.
for this step is provided by means of
collection of final tasks
compiled by Pilar Etxebarria (B08) in
collection of tasks
to develop the Linguistic Communication Competence in Primary Subjects (Pilar Etxebarria & Bego Iturgaitz)
Tareas ccl áreas primaria
Examples of text type
INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS
Thomas Alva Edison
Using anchor charts for writing
A collection of educational charts to use in the classroom
to improve and generate ideas for writing:
to work collaboratively: Google Drive (Docs)
Each group will create a document to gather their contributions when analyzing some text samples (inventors' biographies and description of inventions)
Creating and sharing a document
Inserting a table (content, language and text features)
uploading a document (a biography, description of invention)
1.- "Task-based language teaching: from theory to classroom practice". D. Nunan.
plenary05 nunan slides pdf
: home of interactive writing prompts.
This on-line resource is used in the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshops for teachers, and it is designed to inspire
writing about Science
(and other Subjects) in the classroom.
Within this website teachers can also find a section related to
to work on the Six Writing Traits (
Great Source iwrite
offers several resources around writing such as writing prompts, mini lessons and more material about the Six Traits of Effective Writing (together with the tutorial mentioned above).
The Balanced Literacy Diet
: Putting research into practice in the classroom
A website focused on Reading & Writing, with many "recipes", useful references and video tours
also offers a variety of resources and classroom strategies for Reading and Writing
help on how to format text
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