Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction: Creating Standards-Based Lesson Plans and Rubrics / Edition 1

Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction: Creating Standards-Based Lesson Plans and Rubrics / Edition 1

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Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction: Creating Standards-Based Lesson Plans and Rubrics / Edition 1

Replete with strategies, examples, and reproducibles, this guide is invaluable for any teacher who wants to boost student achievement in writing for any subjector grade level!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412904568
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/09/2004
Series: 1-Off Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Carol Ann Tomlinson
Introduction: The Tenets of Curriculum Design
Why Are Standards Important to Curriculum Design?
The Teacher Rubric (Scoring Guide) and Student Checklist Play a Crucial Role
Two Scenarios: Curriculum Design Process Analogy
Curriculum Design Elements
Identify Grade Level Writing Standards
Create a Teacher Rubric With a Clear Set of Writing Criteria
Craft a Student Checklist to Guide Students and to State Objectives
Design Lessons to Achieve Standards
One More Connection to Drive Home the Point
1. Identify Grade Level Content Standards (Part 1)
Step-by-Step Details for Identifying Grade Level Content Standards
Target Writing Type (Application)
Identify Supporting Standards
Note Existing Lessons and Resources
Determine Timing of Unit
Standards Identification Samples
Personal Narrative/Fall (2nd grade)
Slavery Journal/Spring (8th grade)
2. Create/Revise a Rubric (Part 2)
Suggestions to Improve Writing Program
Create and Revise Rubrics
Collect Student Anchor Papers
Avoid Bias
Use Student Scores to Inform Your Instruction
Rubric Definition
Rubrics (Six Traits)
Rubric Sample and Elements
What Rubrics Are Included in This Chapter?
Do Teachers Need a Rubric for Each Assignment?
Do Students Use These Rubrics?
How Many Traits and Their Elements Are Included in a Writing Assignment?
Creating a Teacher Rubric for Your Targeted Writing Assignment
Step-by-Step Details for Designing a Rubric
Peruse Rubrics
Identify Elements for Each Trait
Compile All Elements to Create a Rubric
Revise Rubric Content
3. Craft a Student Checklist (Part 3)
Uses for Student Checklist
How to Introduce a Student Checklist
Students Use the Checklist to Guide Them While Writing
Step-by-Step Details for Creating a Student Checklist
Quick Review of Suggestions for Using a Checklist
4. Design/Refine Lessons (Part 4) and the Design Process at Work
Target Your Search to Find Lessons
Step-by-Step Details for Designing Lessons
Embrace Your Student Checklist Like a Friend
Search for Lessons
Organize Your Lessons in Sequential Order
Review Lessons
Select Student Samples
The Parts as a Whole: Comprehensive Lessons Utilizing the Complete Process From Standards Identification to Actual Lessons
Single Paragraph Writing for Personal Character Description Using An Anteater Named Arthur by Bernard Waber
Multi-Paragraph Writing for Personal Character Description Emphasizing Detailed Examples to Support Personality Traits
Single- or Multi-Paragraph Writing for Fictitious Character Description Focusing on Sensory Details
Response to Literature Expository Composition
5. Writing Process and Recordkeeping
Writing Process Steps
Revision Sheets
Whole Class Writing Performance Record
Individual Student Writing Performance Record
Emphasizing the Importance of Examining Student Work
6. Using the Curiculum Design Process for Science and Social Studies (and Electives)
Standards and Worksheet Samples
Step-by-Step Process of How to Link Content (or Criteria) With Writing Lessons
Miscellaneous Social Studies and Science Writing Activities and Projects
Writing Genre Suggestions
7. Time Saving Options for the Curriculum Design Process
Use a Rubric Only
Convert the Student Checklist Into a Scoring Mechanism
8. Reviewing the Steps in the Curriculum Design Process
Identify Grade Level Content Standards
Create/Revise Rubric
Craft a Student Checklist
Define or Revise Lessons
Theory, Research, Practice/Curriculum Design Models
Six Traits Support
Lessons, Activities, Assessments
Emphasis on Rubrics

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