Trish Long’s 5th Grade Writing Resources

Writing WGUM iconI’ve made some resources to help fifth grade teachers prepare for the test.  I have emailed them to several teachers upon request through #ELAOK. When I developed these resources, I did so with the idea that each prompt and the additional supporting forms would last one week with five consecutive writing process lesson periods.

Here are my suggestions for use:

MONDAY
Read the prompt packet (OSDE Prompts: Narrative, Expository, Opinion). Complete the Pick Apart the Prompt page.
 
TUESDAY
Review Pick Apart form and highlight three examples of relevant evidence from both passages that support the prompt’s purpose.  Use yellow for passage one and blue for passage two. (see Play-Doh and Glitter activity below) We discuss and decide the best way to plan the response by choosing a graphic organizer.  Give students blank copy paper and facilitate as they brainstorm/plan their response.  Since we have been practicing this skill all year,  I usually do only the first week’s planning page as a whole group.
 
WEDNESDAY
Review the state rubric as a whole group lesson only looking at what it takes to receive a 4.  Students write their response.
 
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OSU Writing Project Retreat 2015

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.12.48 AMOSU Writing Project Invites you to attend our 2015 Writing Retreat!

Register on line at http://tinyurl.com/kldjh75.

We welcome writers and teachers of all levels and interests. Attendees will self-select the writing strand group they desire to work in for the day. See the explanations below. This day is for anyone who wants to explore new writing ideas, work on creative writing projects or work on academic writing. This is for you.

  • Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Location: OSU Tulsa
  • North Classroom Building Room 118
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Hours of Professional Development:
  • Credit: 5 hours

We welcome writers and teachers of all levels and interests. Attendees will self-select the writing strand group they desire to work in for the day. See the explanations below. This day is for anyone who wants to explore new writing ideas, work on creative writing projects or work on academic writing. This is for you.

The OSU Writing Project Retreat welcomes all types and levels of writers. We’ve described our writer’s categories below so you can choose the writer’s group you would like to join.

Explanation of Writing Group Strands

Exploring Writers: This group is for anyone who wants to learn more about writing in your classrooms. Great for all content areas. No need to bring anything, just yourself. You’ll get great ideas for incorporating writing, conferencing, and sharing in your classes.

Creative Writers: This group is for anyone who likes to dabble in creative writing. If you have a piece started that you want to work on or want feedback on, bring it with you. You’ll have a great day writing, conferencing and sharing.

Academic Writers: If you are working on some academic writing and you want time to work, advice from another academic writer or share your ideas, this group is for you. Bring whatever you are working on you would like to share.

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Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English 2015 Spring Conference

OCTE LogoWhen: Wednesday April 1, 2015

Where: Oklahoma City University

Time: 8am – 3pm

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