Topic This Prewriting Stage lesson is about…



Download 8,05 Kb.
Date conversion17.07.2017
Size8,05 Kb.
  • Topic
  • This Prewriting Stage lesson is about…
  • Prompt
  • No Prompt
  • Sometimes you might choose a topic.
  • What are you going to write about?
  • icon
  • Sometimes you are given the topic or prompt.
  • PROMPT
  • NO PROMPT
  • National RtI Writing Demonstration Project
  • Topic
  • Let’s look at writing to a prompt…
  • Prompt
  • National RtI Writing Demonstration Project
  • What is a Prompt?
  • For example,
  • a prompt might instruct you to write about…
  • your opinion on a topic
  • something you have experienced
  • Basically, a prompt is a question or an instruction that tells you what you're supposed to write.
  • National RtI Writing Demonstration Project
  • Deconstructing a Prompt
  • (constructing means to build) Deconstructing means to take apart
  • How do I do that?
  • National RtI Writing Demonstration Project
  • Pay careful attention to the wording of the prompt.
  • Hints
  • Does the prompt give you suggestions to get started?
  • Use key words from the prompt to construct
  • your thesis statement.
  • National RtI Writing Demonstration Project
  • Role
  • What role do you take as the writer? (student, citizen, expert)
  • Audience
  • Who is your audience? (class, parent, teacher, friend)
  • Format
  • What kind of response are you writing?
  • (essay, letter, descriptive)
  • What are the verbs in the prompt asking you to do?
  • (advise your classmate, justify your opinion, explain why…)
  • Task
  • What are the key words that you need to include in your response?
  • Hint: Use these words to construct your thesis statement.
  • You can use the word RAFTS to help you remember how to deconstruct a prompt.
  • Identifying Key Parts of a Written Prompt
  • Role
  • What role do you take as the writer? (student, citizen, expert)
  • Audience
  • Who is your audience? (class, parent, teacher, friend)
  • Format
  • What kind of response are you writing?
  • What are the verbs in the prompt asking you to do?
  • Task
  • Strong key words
  • What are the key words that you need to include in your response?
  • Doing a Good Job
  • Select a person you know who does a good job in his or her profession. This person may be an entertainer, an athlete, a character in a story, or simply a successful family member.
  • Write a multi-paragraph essay describing why you think this individual is so good at his or her job. Include specific examples and details to support your response.
  • I am writing this as a student.
  • My audience will be the teacher.
  • I am writing a descriptive multi-paragraph essay.
  • Select a person, write an essay describing why he/she is good at his/her job, include examples and details
  • Profession, successful
  • Example of Deconstructing a Prompt
  • Your Turn
  • Form Pairs
  • Re-read the prompt and deconstruct it by writing your response for:
  • Role
  • Task
  • Audience
  • Prompt:
  • Lots of people try to give us advice—parents, friends, brothers or sisters, teachers, etc. Tell a true story about a time you were given or gave advice. Tell if the advice was followed or not and the results.
  • National RtI Writing Demonstration Project
  • Format
  • Strong
  • Key Words
  • Role
  • Audience
  • Format
  • Task
  • Strong key words
  • Lots of people try to give us advice—parents, friends, brothers
  • or sisters, teachers, etc. Tell a true story about a time you were given or gave advice. Tell if the advice was followed or not and the results.
  • Practice Writing Prompt
  • Clarifying the topic/deconstructing the prompt
  • The most important prewriting activity is to think about what you are going to write about.
  • Good writing is about…
  • icon
  • Forming an opinion about the topic
  • National RtI Writing Demonstration Project
  • Write one to two complete sentences describing
  • how you deconstruct a prompt.
  • Read your sentences to a partner.
  • National RtI Writing Demonstration Project


The database is protected by copyright ©sckool.org 2016
send message

    Main page