Friday, October 17, 2008

Explanation Writing

When I start a new genre of writing I like to introduce it by preparing a PowerPoint that goes through all the steps of writing. For at least 2 weeks I would start my writing session with this presentation. Everyday we would start off our writing with this PowerPoint and we would concentrate on a different aspect each day i.e. Day Two...look at introductions (go over Present Tense) Day three...points in order. The PowerPoint would also be printed out so that children can refer to all of it at anytime. I like to have hyperlinked games incorporated into the presentation that can be played as part of the lesson, and children have access to these through a PowerPoint that is available on their computers .




I also design a framework that children can use on the computer or as a print out. Here is an example using Kidspiration and here is the Inspiration versionThe more fluent the writer would depend how long they would spend on this framework. I would expect fluent writers to spend at least 2 to 3 days reworking and editing their writing.

6 comments:

liddy1 said...

Thanks for this awesome resource

liddy1 said...

how do I get your whole slide? It's awesome?

Jacqui Sharp said...

Hi Liddy
glad you like the resource, have a look at my main blog and type in writing or publishing to see more posts I have written about writing http://sharpjacqui.blogspot.com/
If you want to download any of my writing slideshows then go to http://www.slideshare.net/sharpjacqui/presentations

Psr said...

That's a fantastic ppt. Thankyou!

Brenda said...

Hi Jacqui - what a surprise when I was googling explanation writing for some ideas I came across your blog!! It's great - and even tho I have a Year 2 class will be able to use some of your ideas.

Isn't it funny who you meet on things like this...

Brenda Cronin(!!)

Jacqui Sharp said...

Hey Bendra, email me at info@jsharp.co.nz have a heap more resources re blogs and wikis to share, I have created quite a few different genre of writing slideshows. Nice to hear from you!!!