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Creating Classroom Writing Communities by Mind Map: Creating Classroom Writing
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Creating Classroom Writing Communities


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Easier to write

Real writing for real reasons, real audiences

Authentic writing experiences.

Students become more proficient, confident writers.

Meaningful reasons to write

Learns to write without using "thought," but at the same time becoming specific.

Builds relationships within the classroom

Sense of accomplishment that students feel by producing and sharing writing.

Students reassess/reevaluate themselves, and their writing


Begin writing as soon as possible

Foster a safe, respectful learning community

Sit in desks with students., Students become more comfortable with you

Rituals, routines (Monday meetings), Agendas, Goals

Sharing ideas about yourself, or your life (teachers AND students), Students are more willing to share, Creates relationships, humanizes teachers, Opens the floor to discussion and response

Write with students

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Increases democracy within the classroom.

Un-intimidate the process