A technique used for teaching writing where the teacher guides the writing process and encourages students by giving explicit feedback that refers to the structural or language features required in the text form.
The teacher works with a small group of students who have similar instruction needs and coaches them as they write.
a type of writing in which the teacher uses language prompts and provides necessary assistance that allows the student to write at a higher level than s/he could do without help.
A piece of writing that students produce after a lot of preparation by the teacher. The teacher may give the students a plan to follow, or ideas for the language to use.
This approach is used when children need help with specific aspects of the writing process or the mechanics of written language, teachers prepare strategic instruction in the form of demonstrations and think-aloud events. It may take place in formal one-on-one writing conferences, in informal on-the-spot interactions, and with planned instructional events for language groups. It is the equivalent of guided reading. Explorations and demonstrations of the writing process and the ways writers solve problems as they write give young writers information and help them develop insights and skills. As children explore how to make meaning with written language, demonstrations of various aspects of writing are extremely important instructional tactics and may be incorporated into any phase of the authoring cycle.