Honor the developmental writer stages
Teach students how to write about topics & texts.
Utilize the writing templates that honor the developmental stages.
A simple retelling: Grades PK-2
Start writing responses with simple summaries.
A basic what & why response: Grades PK-2
Teach young readers to communicate their inferences in writing.
QUESTION: How does Grandma feel/respond to Tracy’s situation?
Target skills 1-5 in the “Readers Write” fundamental.
Honor the same skills across the developmental writing stages.
Convert the last thought as a reader into the first thought as a writer.
After learning how to infer character traits in Round 2/Retell Literature, first graders learned how to write out their inferences with text evidence.