Writing Process

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Writing Process by Mind Map: Writing Process

1. Pre-Writing

1.1. Implementation

1.1.1. Brainstorm to come up with writing topics that are interesting (Reutzel & Cooter Jr., 2015, p. 330).

1.1.2. Research topics, organize ideas, and come up with a writing plan (Reutzel & Cooter Jr., 2015, p. 330).

1.1.3. Free writing in order to write anything that comes to mind and come up with writing ideas (Reutzel & Cooter Jr., 2015, p. 331).

1.2. Lesson Ideas

1.2.1. Brainstorming techniques - webs with kidspiration

1.2.2. Make a list (Bengel 2015).

1.2.3. Sketching out ideas - cartoon strip or comic strip (Bengel 2015).

2. Revising

2.1. Implementation

2.1.1. Teachers should always remember it is easy to REVISE.

2.1.2. Relevant (Is the information aligned with the topic, main idea, or thesis)

2.1.3. Engaging (Keeps the focus of the reader)

2.1.4. Vital (Identify key points, review )

2.1.5. Information (Provide important data)

2.1.6. Summarize (has enough information to support the data and key point and does not add new information)

2.1.7. Evidence (Can you prove, is it what you think or what did you research)

2.2. Lesson Ideas

2.2.1. Pictionary is a fun way for students to describe the information written in a paper. The students can read information from the paper, act it out and students can guess the main idea. Students can provide more feedback on how to provide more in depth information. To make the activity competitive teachers can create teams.

2.2.2. Taboo is another fun way to engage students on the key topics of a paper. Students can be divided into teams, give a team a specific word from the topic, students must use various words to describe the word and a student must say the word.

3. Publishing

3.1. Implementation

3.1.1. Share piece with an audience

3.2. Lesson Ideas

3.2.1. Student or Teacher can read aloud to the class

3.2.2. The piece can be published via the internet for many to read

4. Drafting

4.1. Implementation

4.1.1. 1. Put ideas down on paper by using descriptive words (Reutzel & Cooter Jr., 2015, p. 332).

4.1.2. 2. Grammar and mechanics are not important. The goal is getting the ideas written out (Reutzel & Cooter Jr., 2015, p. 331).

4.1.3. 3. Use your own voice and use words that create a picture in a readers' head (Reutzel & Cooter Jr., 2015, p. 332).

4.2. Lesson Ideas

4.2.1. Work with a partner - use sticky notes to write ideas or suggestions for each other

4.2.2. Meet with the teacher

4.2.3. Use different colored pens or pencils to highlight the ideas, main purpose, misspellings, descriptive words, etc of the paper

5. Editing

5.1. Implementation

5.1.1. Refine the writing process

5.1.2. Checking for grammatical errors and word smith

5.1.3. Ensure the topic align with the main concept

5.2. Lesson Ideas

5.2.1. Editing Check List ("The Best Of Teachers Entrepreneurs", 2012) with a key that describes different symbols

5.2.2. Allow students to edit each other papers. The students will check for capital letters, end marks, and grammatical errors. Peers can provide great feedback and students are more receptive to their peers.