K: Read-Write Design System - Downloadable PDF
Read-Write Design System: How do we teach students to see themselves as the connection between reading and writing? How do we help them gather information from what they read, synthesize key concepts, and decide what type of writing best conveys the learning? This successive tool logically demonstrates the process writers utilize when designing a written piece. The Writer’s Design Process Chart helps students understand how writers take in information from multiple sources and apply that information from the perspective of an authority on the topic. This step-by-step process demonstrates the need to think critically around the topic and anticipate readers’ needs. Once the writer has a clear picture of the idea, (s)he is then able to decide on the best written output option given the purpose, task, and audience. The Writer’s Design Process Chart is utilized to effectively communicate across content areas and writing text types.
- Read-Write Design System Chart (Color, 8.5" x 11")
Reading Text Types: How do we excite students about the whole world of books ready to be read? How can we help students see the similarities and differences, as well as the amazing variety, among the Common Core Reading Text Types? This visual chart builds big-picture understanding of the reading text types. This memory-building tool was created to showcase the similarities and differences between Literary Fiction: Stories, Drama, Poetry, Informational Non-Fiction, and Literary Non-Fiction Text Types.
- Reading Text Types Chart (Color, 11" x 8.5")
Writing Text Types: How do we help students understand the similarities and differences between Argument (Opinion), Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative writing? This visual chart builds big-picture understanding of the three writing text types. This memory-building tool was created to showcase the Argument (Opinion), Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative Text Types.
- Writing Text Types Chart (Color, 11" x 8.5")