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Key Ideas in creating classroom writing communities by Mind Map: Key Ideas in
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Key Ideas in creating classroom writing communities

Students should know they are writiers from day 1

withing the first hour of the first day of school, start writing!

Teachers should model this by writing with the students

Teachers should write with students

What teachers what students to do, Teachers should model.

Students should view their teachers as writers

Arrange class in certain ways to make sharing writings easier

Arrange desks so students can easily see each other

Arrange desks so students can quicky transition into small groups for writing activities

Students should feel as though they have a voice in the classroom

It is important for students to share their work with one another

Students respect the feeback of their peers and enjoy giving feedback to their peers

Teacher should demonstrate by sharing his or her stories as well

Celebrate accomplishments

group should applaud accomplishments so students feel a sense of pride in their writings

Students should feel safe and respected

Demonstrate using manners when talking with students and encourage students to use manners

Routine and ritual help students feel safe

When teacher is responding, they should crouch down so they are at the students level rather then towering over the student making them feel uncomfortable