Are you looking ways to teach students to organize writing activities? If so, keep reading.
1. Teach the student writing ideas at each level before introducing a new skill level.
2. Get the student to practice writing paragraphs according to “Who, What, Where, On occasions where, How, and Why.”
3. Make sure the student is not interrupted or hurried when engaging in writing learning activities .
4. Get the student to write a daily log, expressing their thoughts in finished sentences.
5. Do not require the student to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.
6. Teach the student that paragraphs, essays, etc., need an introduction, a middle section where information is contained, and a conclusion or ending.
7. Get the student to read sentences, paragraphs, stories, etc., written by peers who demonstrate excellent organizational skills in writing.
8. Give the student a paragraph in which a statement does not belong. Get the student to find the unacceptable statement.
9. Give the student appropriate time limits for the conclusion of tasks.
10. Acknowledge quality work (e.g., display student’s work, congratulate the student, etc.).
11. Get the student to practice organizational skills in writing learning activities by having them take part in writing learning activities designed to cause the student to want to be successful (e.g., writing a letter to a friend, rock star, famous athlete, etc.).
13. Praise the student for correctly organizing writing learning activities: (a) give the student a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, etc.) or (b) give the student an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).
14. Make the student proofread all written work. Praise all corrections in the organization.
15. Teach outlining principles to the student so they know the difference between main ideas and supporting details.
16. Get the student to write a weekly account of the prior week, past weekend, etc., with primary attention given to organization (e.g., sequencing activities, developing a paragraph, using correct word order, etc.).
17. On occasions where correcting the student’s organizational skills in writing, make sure to give evaluative feedback that is designed to be instructional (e.g., help the student rewrite for better organization, rewrite passages for the student, etc.).
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