Okay, so far in my little "WriteWays" initiative (basically: teacher-adaptable writing lesson templates -- see the introduction here and the material + TGs for Unit 1 and Unit 2), we've looked at lesson templates oriented around skill work.
What I haven't addressed (and it's because I think it needs to happen as a separate and ongoing process alongside any/all skill work) are the very important issues of spelling and written language accuracy.
Well, consider those issues covered! (Okay, the language accuracy and development one is not easy to cover, but I hope I've at least provided some models and ideas based on my own practice and in-house teaching materials experience).
Here are the downloads:
WriteWays Spelling & Lang. Development (Adaptable Microsoft Word template)
WriteWays Spelling & Lang. Development (Adaptable PDF template)
WriteWays Spelling & Lang. Development (Comprehensive Teacher's Guide)
What is (I like to imagine?) a reasonably unique feature of these templates and overall approach is that they emphasise gathering errors across a class and making it a whole-class experience finding ways to figure them out and improve accuracy and effectiveness with written language. This approach also makes things easier on teachers wondering how it can be possible to address written corrections in larger classes, where the volume of mistakes and lack of sufficient time can make it a rather stressful process.
As with all of the other WriteWays posts and materials, if you have a question, impression or suggestion, by all means let's hear it!