Welcome to The Write Structure, a simple, robust strategy for teaching students how to attack a variety of writing prompts -- both those in our classrooms and those on various standardized tests. The Write Structure takes the guesswork out of students' biggest question about writing: How do I write this? Blank paper or an empty text box will no longer signal the chorus of sighs and moans. Anxiety will be lowered. Students will embrace writing prompts because they'll know how to think about writing. In short, The Write Structure is a case study in simplified writing instruction.
Part I - Introduction
In this section, Lindsay lays out The Write Structure's genesis and overviews the strategy; she also shares how she rolls it out at the start of the school year.
Part II - The Nine Key Practices
In this section, Lindsay demonstrates the nine keys for using The Write Structure in a manner that will stick with and engage your students. Specifically, she shows you how to:
Chapter 1: Model with It
Chapter 2: Confer with It
Chapter 3: Move with It
Chapter 4: Share It
Chapter 5: Transfer It
Chapter 6: Celebrate It
Chapter 7: Score with It
Chapter 8: Score It with Students
Chapter 9: Repeat It
Part III - Sample Lessons
Finally, Lindsay provides 14 sample lessons to get you started quickly and to demonstrate how The Write Structure can be applied in a variety of situations.
English Language Arts [ELA] Lessons
Lesson 1: Argumentative Paragraphs
Lesson 2: Author’s Craft
Lesson 3: Character Development
Lesson 4: Point of View
Lesson 5: A Speech
Lesson 6: A Summary
Lesson 7: Text Comparison
Lesson 8: Theme
Content Area (Non-ELA) Lessons
Lesson 9: Art
Lesson 10: Math
Lesson 11: Music
Lesson 12: Science
Lesson 13: Social Studies
Lesson 14: A (Non-ELA) Speech
New Additional Resources: A four and five paragraph essay template!!
Questions & Answers
What if I want copies of this for a large group of teachers?
We do offer bulk pricing. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What grade levels is The Write Structure appropriate for?
While this question's answer largely depends on where your students are as writers, we feel it's best suited for students in grades 4-10.
What if I don't like it?
We have a simple guarantee policy: if you're not happy, email us (email@example.com), and we'll give you a refund on the double.
What if it changes the course of my life and my classroom ends up being the focus of a Hollywood teacher movie?
Give Lindsay a line in the credits.
What if I think something should be added?
This e-book offers such an in-depth examination of The Write Structure strategy because Lindsay has tweaked her instruction around this for years, and she's seen the strategy successfully spread into her colleague's classrooms across the content areas. With that said, we realize that we may have had blind spots in creating this book, so we'd be happy to hear from you. Use the email address above.