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K-4 WRITING # 12

 Mini-lesson: Publishing a Final Copy

Grades 2-4

 

 

Essential Element: Writing

 

Common Core State Standards

• W.2.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
• W.3.6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
• W.4.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
• W.5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

Rationale:

The teacher will model this by preparing her lesson and adding illustrations, charts, and diagrams to the revised draft. The teacher will ask students to conference and help her revise a written revision by having students assess the illustrations, charts, graphs and/or diagrams.

 

Materials:

  • Revision or story from Lesson 8, Revising a Rough Draft, written on a chart or transparency

 

Direct Explanation:

In the publishing stage, we reread our writing to make sure the message says what we want it to say. We add any technical information and or illustrations that are needed.”

 

Model:

I am now looking at my revision to make sure all spelling, grammar and punctuation is correct. I will decide on any illustration, chart, graph or diagram that needs to be added.” Read the following paragraph aloud to the students:

 

When I was a little girl, I liked to climb trees. One day I climbed a huge oak tree on the empty lot down the street. I climbed so high that I was hidden in the leaves. When I was ready to come down, my foot was stuck in the fork of two branches. I tried to pull it out, but it was stuck tight. I called for help over and over and over, but no one heard me. Then Mr. Martin came home from work. When he stepped out of his car, I yelled, as loud as I could. He brought over his ladder and climbed up to me. By gently rocking my foot back and forth, he set it free.”

 

 

Teacher would then show the students how to use the word processor/computer to type the story in final form. The teacher would now add a picture of a little girl up in a tree or a picture of Mr. Martin going to the tree to save a little girl.

 

Guided Practice:

Students will read their revisions and they will determine if the revision is ready to be published and how it should be illustrated.

 

Independent Practice:

Students will independently write their story either in best handwriting and ink or type it on the computer.

 

Assessment: Evidence in the writer’s notebook should reveal that the student knows how to publish a story.

 

 

Tier II Additions/Accommodations:

  • Have students brainstorm with teacher or peer to determine if story is ready to publish. Student will then publish the story.

 

Assessment: Evidence in the writer’s notebook should reveal that the student knows how to publish a story.

 

Tier III Modifications:

  • Student will meet with teacher prior to whole class instruction to determine what might be needed prior to publication. Then student will publish story.

 

Assessment: Evidence in the writer’s notebook should reveal that the student knows how to publish a story.

 

Tiers IV and V Modifications:

  • Students will publish the sentences or brief story that was written and revised in lessons 7 & 8. Stories and/or sentences may be written using icons, pictures or other electronic symbols.

 

Assessment: Evidence of published work will be in the student’s notebook.

 

Resource:

Fountas and Pinnell, Guiding Readers and Writers Grade 3-6, Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy

 

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