Sunday, February 8, 2015

Adding Content (Pass It On!)

Guiding students to add relevant content to their writing is a critical task. Often students state that they have noting more to add to the text they are writing when answering content-based questions. The writing technique, "Adding Content (Pass it On)" can help students to have more to say that is relevant. This technique makes use of three important scaffolds:


  1. Using questions (5Ws & H) to generate relevant writing,  
  2. Prompting the recall of knowledge based on peers' responses, and
  3. Rereading.  


Below is a chart that outlines what the teacher does and what students do during this brief writing engagement.

from Think Literacy Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12
Teacher Resource from Think Literacy Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12


Student Resource from Think Literacy Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12



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