Writing 7 on Oct. 15, 2010   -   Meets from 11:05 AM to 12:00 PM

WSU Event/Object Memoir

Public Information:

Draft and Revise event and object memoir for mentors. 

Where do we get writing ideas?

Writers Workshop guidelines

Mentor Schedule

Event Memoir

Add Introduction (quote/question) and Conclusion 

Lesson Focus

Set Goal for elaboration

Put event prewriting on left side.

Writers Workshop Guidelines


Memoir Event Past Due --edit and publish

Object Event Draft for elaboration strategies

Week Summary

Prewrite, Draft, Revise, Confer, Edit, Publish Object Memoir.

Revise, Confer, Edit, Publish Event Memoir.

Reflect in notebook on knowledge and application of elaboration strategies.

Web Links
  • Notebook Draft Strategies Visit
  • After draft, review revision tips and revise - What Else? / Revision Tips 2 Visit
  • Wiki drafting after prewrite - Coyote Winks Visit
  • Assignments - Writing 5-8 Visit
Curriculum standards covered in this lesson:
  • G7W4 - W7 EALR 4: The student analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of written work. -
  • G7W3.1.1 - 3.1.1 Analyzes ideas, selects a manageable topic, and elaborates using specific, relevant details and/or examples. ·       Presents a central idea, theme, and manageable thesis while maintaining a consistent focus (e.g., narrows the topic, uses an essential question to guide research and maintain focus). ·       Selects specific details relevant to the topic to extend ideas and develop elaboration (e.g., multiple examples, statistics, anecdotes, reasons). ·       Uses personal experiences, observations, and/or research to support opinions and ideas (e.g., relevant data to support conclusions in math, science, social studies; personal knowledge of an illness to persuade the audience that water pollution is dangerous). ·       Varies method of developing character (e.g., how the character acts, talks, thinks, and looks), setting (e.g., through the character’s point of view), and plot in narratives. -
  • G7W1.3.1 - 1.3.1 Revises text, including changing words, sentences, paragraphs, and ideas. ·       Uses effective revision tools or strategies (e.g., reading draft out loud, checking sentence beginnings, expanding sentences, using an electronic or other thesaurus). ·       Rereads work several times and has a different focus for each reading (e.g., first reading — changing words to improve clarity; second reading —substituting more effective persuasive language; third reading — adding specific examples to support claim). ·       Seeks and considers feedback from a variety of sources (e.g., adults, peers, community members, response groups). ·       Records feedback using writing group procedure (e.g., partner reads writer’s work aloud, and writer notes possible revision). ·       Evaluates feedback and justifies the choice to use feedback (e.g., “I chose to change the word things because my group said it was confusing.”). ·       Uses multiple resources regularly to identify needed changes (e.g., writing guide, checklist, criteria, adult, peer). -
  • G7W1.2 - 1.2.1 Analyzes task and composes multiple drafts when appropriate. ·       Refers to prewriting plan. ·       Drafts according to audience, purpose, and time. ·       Drafts by hand and/or electronically. ·       Rereads text and decides to continue draft or to start a new draft. -
  • G7W1 - W7 EALR 1: The student understands and uses a writing process. -