Saturday, November 28, 2009
Planned Visit to Jay M.s. on December 4, 2009
Organization presents a major challenge for teachers because curriculums usually present various writing genres in a set sequence. Unfortunately, hot topics do not always coincide with the scheduled sequence or lend themselves to the predetermined topic.
Meshing the organization with the idea in a meaningful manner is key and challenging because: "The organization enhances and showcases the central idea or theme. The order, structure, or presentation of information is compelling and moves the reader through the text." 6 + 1 Scoring Guide.
Comments to address organization when conferencing might be:
Strong: "The way you laid out all the information so logically, with a strong beginning, middle, and ending made this piece a pleasure to read."
Developing:" You have a beginning, a middle, and ending -- that's a great start. Now, let's work on your organization and make it even stronger."
Not Yet: "I'm not sure how all these details fit together. Let's work on putting them in an order that makes sense on your next draft."
I will be posting comments and lesson demonstrations as they happen over the next week. Stay tuned! Some great ideas are on the way:)