Writing Process

posted Oct 26, 2016, 4:21 AM by Nancy Sebert   [ updated Oct 26, 2016, 4:21 AM ]
Students in the seventh grade just completed a study of the writing process using a variety of media to investigate the idea of a process (starting with sculpting clay pencil holders), comparing a sculptor to a writer, using terminology associated with writing such as drafting, revising, and editing, and then developing their own writing process. Students created a visual through any medium they wished (poster, Prezi, slideshow, stop motion movie) and explained their process in writing, and then presented their process to their classmates in a presentation that was videotaped for their portfolios. Immersion in this work hopefully helped students to understand that all writers use a process to create publishable work, certain vocabulary words help us to discuss writing more accurately, and that THEY are writers with a process!