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Super Saturday
Writing Conference



SESSION 4  |  Grades K-2 / ELL Levels 1-2


Incorporate textual evidence in small-group guided writing

Plan guided writing as an after-reading component on Day 2 or Day 3

Match lessons to reader stages.

Levels A-C
(Typical of readers in grades PK-K)
PDF | Word | Google Slide

Levels A-C
(Typical of readers in grades PK-K)
PDF | Word | Google Slide

Levels D-I
(Typical of readers in grades K-1)
PDF | Word | Google Slide

Levels J-P
(Typical of readers grades 2-3)
PDF | Word | Google Slide

Levels Q-Z
(Typical of readers in grades 4 and up)
PDF | Word | Google Slide

Retell literature using story elements

Use Smekens strategies in the after-reading discussion to facilitate a plan for students to write about the reading.

Support summary writing with frames

Summarize problem-solution text using Somebody…Wanted…But…So…Then…

Summarize nonfiction texts honoring their structure

Take notes utilizing the appropriate graphic organizer that later serves as a pre-write.

Chronological = Storyboard
PDF | Jamboard

Main Idea/Support Detail = Dissected Web
PDF | Google Doc

Compare-Contrast or Cause-Effect = T-Chart
PDF  |  Jamboard

Acquire additional resources

Jan Richardson’s website offers free resources for guided reading and guided writing lessons.

Watch Jan Richardson scaffolding the writing experience for Transitional Readers by helping students plan key words from the story to use as evidence in their writing about the reading.

Print off Jan Richardson’s free “Target Skills and Strategies for Guided Writing” booklet to help you plan your Guided Writing focus for each text level.

Utilize tools for guided writing instruction and practice

Use a magnetic dry erase easel to help students plan evidence from the text in the writing.

Use the small mirror cam over a student’s computer camera to watch as students write in the journals during remote learning. Use it on your own device to model writing.

Make your own guided writing books with lined paper for writers in the Transitional Stage.