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Seventh Grade Expository Writing/ Writing Process Unit

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Kelli Chamblee

on 21 January 2013

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Transcript of Seventh Grade Expository Writing/ Writing Process Unit

The students will produce an appropriately organized expository text.
ELA7W1, ELA7W2 The students will understand and identify the purpose and characteristics of expository writing.
ELAR71 a-c, f (for informational texts) The students will use the writing process to revise for ideas as well as vocabulary and mechanics.
ELA7W4 7th Grade Expository Unit Goals Part 1 - Understanding Expository Text 1. Read expository and literary texts and compare/ contrast the two. 2. Take notes on different
organizational structures (compare/
contrast, explanation, problem/
solution,etc.), their purposes,
characteristics, transitions, etc. 3. Identify organizational
structures in example texts. 4. Discuss and use different
organizers for
different organizational structures.
(Venn diagram, outline, timeline, etc.) Part 2 Writing Process/ Essay 1. Review characteristics of expository writing/ graphic organizers.
KWL chart about writing process. 2. Model concept maps as pre-writing activity. Practice with concept maps, concept map game. OR Model use of blank Prezi as a concept map and allow practice. 3. Choose topic, concept mapping based on topic.
Freewrite based on concept maps. 4. Assign essay. Explain freewriting as a first draft.
Model for revision for ideas with freewriting drafts. 5. Review graphic organizers.
Model using info. from revised first draft in appropriate graphic organizer.
Allow students time to complete graphic organizers. 6. Write second draft according to graphic organizer. (Decide whether to revise for ideas again or continue to proofreading.) Examples Writing and Writing Process Rubrics Sommers, Nancy "Revision Strategies of Student
Writers and Experienced Adult Writers"
Cross-Talk in Comp Theory. Ed. Victor
Villanueva. Urbana, IL: National Council of
Teacher of English 2003. 43-54. Print. Murray, Donald. "Teach Writing as a Process, Not
Product." Cross-Talk in Comp Theory. Ed.
Victor Villanueva. Urbana, IL: National Council
of Teachers of English. 2003. 3-6. Print. Elbow, Peter. Writing Without Teachers. Oxford;
New York: Oxford University Press. 1973. Print.
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