Processes of Writing

Students should develop productive and flexible individual and collaborative writing processes, including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and proofreading. These processes could include the following: collecting data, finding supporting evidence, and creating good arguments; organizing the material for a paper; writing successive drafts of the same paper; group writing; seeking and using peer responses; revising; editing grammar, usage, and punctuation; and using conventional formats.

Lesson Ideas & Plans

Beginning the Writing Process
This lesson teaches students to identify and prepare to meet the needs and concerns of their audience from the first moment they begin writing. Students learn to set specific goals for their writing process as it continues.

Revision for Summary vs Analysis (Erica Larsen)
This lesson helps students practice revising writing to strike the proper balance between summary and analysis in their writing.

Narrowing Your Research Topic (Nate Wood)
In this lesson, Nate helps his students understand what an appropriate scope is for the topics they might write about and gives them models and practice to narrow their own topics.

Thinking about your writing process (Katie Johnson)
In this lesson, Katie introduces the process, relying on the chapter in Mindful Writing, modeling her own and asking students to reflect on theirs.

Your Writing Process (Katie Bullock)
This lesson asks students to reflect on their process and then to actually implement some revision to better experience that process and reflect on it.

Writing Process (Lizzie Belnap)
In this lesson, students will be mindful of their writing processes and how to improve those processes.