Process Writing Lessons
Leveled Resources to Teach Kids the Five Steps of the Writing Process
Process Writing Lessons teach students the five steps of the writing process through the four main writing genres:
Each genre is divided into several text-type lessons at four developmental writing levels (beginning, early developing, developing, and fluent), which ensures your instruction matches the range of skills and abilities of writers typically found in grades one through six.
Why Use Process Writing Lessons
Process Writing Lessons cover a variety of text types and teach the structure, elements, and purpose of each.
Lessons follow the five steps of the writing process: prewrite, draft, revise, edit, and publish.
Each writing lesson also includes differentiated resources written to four developmental writing levels to meet every student at his or her individual writing level.
Process writing helps beginning to fluent writers develop their writing from a simple collection of sentences to complex writing compositions that entertain, inform, explain, persuade, or argue.
How to Use Process Writing Lessons
Process Writing Lessons provide the tools that teachers and students need to complete the writing process from beginning to end for a variety of text types. Simply download a lesson and use either the related printable or projectable samples or graphic organizers for whole class or independent practice.
Lesson plans for teaching writing take students through the five steps of the writing process and provide leveled expectations at each step for the four developmental writing levels. Look for the leveled expectations found next to each step in the lesson to see how to differentiate the lesson for each level of writer.
The Experience It activity at the beginning of each lesson establishes a common experience for initial exploration of the genre text type and activates prior knowledge. It also creates an authentic context for a class draft with students.
At the end of each lesson, there is a rubric to score a published piece of writing. Review of the rubric allows students to reflect on their writing and apply what they learn to the next piece of writing.
All text type lessons include resources to support you and students throughout the process:
- Lesson plan
- Graphic organizer sample
- Writing sample
- Graphic organizer
- Revision checklist
- Classroom poster
For additional practice after some text type lessons, have students use the digital process writing tools that take them through the steps of the writing process online. Have students submit their digital compositions to your In Basket for review and to score so that you can easily track writing progress.
Every process lesson includes
The five steps of good writing
The traits of good writing
- Word Choice
- Sentence Fluency