Brief Explanation

During writing, students are engaged in organizing and conveying ideas in draft form, while continuing to edit, develop and revise their ideas. Student writing may or may not be fully developed and published.

    Clearly Identified Key Outcomes

    Use your programs of study for curriculum outcomes related to during-writing

    Please refer to CESD’s Essential Outcomes work if you are using the previous Alberta Curriculum (Grade 7+).

    Here is the New Alberta ELAL Curriculum, from the New Learn Alberta website, laid out like a scope and sequence.

    Purposeful Instructional Strategies

    • Students are given time to write every day
    • Building writing stamina over time
    • Conferencing or collaborative writing – with teacher or peers
    • Feedback while writing is in process – connected to rubric or criteria outlined
    • Editing and revising while writing is in process including reordering sentences and chunks of text
    • Pausing during writing and reading text out loud – whole class, small group, author’s chair
    • Mini-lessons
    • Teacher modelling/think alouds

    Personalization of Learning

    • Provide students with choice of personally meaningful topics
    • Remove barriers – use speech-to-text, word walls, word lists, scribe, graphic organizers
    • Paired writing