Students move from station to station and add their thoughts.
To wrap up, each small group is assigned to present ideas for a given topic to the whole group. A successful means of engaging students is by providing an appropriate anticipatory set.
By scaffolding and differentiating the prewriting process, we reduce the likelihood that students will struggle.
Prewriting activities needn’t be fancy or complex to be effective and meaningful.
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In these instances, it’s necessary to talk students through their prewriting.
As you discuss ideas one-on-one, have students take notes on their prewriting materials.
In doing so, they are writing questions as well as possible thesis statements and supporting ideas.
Sometimes they come up with related topics as well.