The Write Stuff-5th-8th grade Writing Residency
The Write Stuff writing residency introduces the five elements of effective writing: Focus, Organization, Elaboration & Support, Style and Conventions are taught through a 5 day, classroom residency. Each day a Creative Drama activity is taught to support the writing the students will do that day. Fun games and activities keep the students enthusiastic for the writing portions.
Laura Courter, teaching artists, with 25 years experience in curriculum development and arts integration will have your students performing with Creative Drama activities and enthusiastically writing their ideas down to develop their paper.
The Write Stuff relates to the curriculum in the following ways: 1) it teaches the use of transition words and phrases; 2 )it demonstrates three methods of organizing an evaluative essay; 3) it teaches students how to organize and write critical paragraphs; 4) it demonstrates correct uses of explanations and definitions; 5) it teaches students how to draw concepts and ideas from other subjects; 6)It uses culture and environment as inspiration for creating art; 7) it uses real and imaginary subject matter in works of art.
The Write Stuff can also be adapted for remedial sessions particularly for those students who are almost in reach of a passing writing assessment score. The Write Stuff is appropriate for 5th-8th grade students.