Informational Writing Session


Time: 4:30 - 7:30

4:30 - 4:50 - Meal (mmm, food!) & Introductions

5:00 - 6:00 - Informative/explanatory exploration ( http://www.corestandards.org/ )
  • Background
  • Looking at a strand
  • Vocabulary activity
    • "Domain-specific vocabulary"
    • Formatting graphics and multimedia
    • What does it mean to "introduce"
    • Different sub-genres of "informational" writing
    • Formal style -- needs clarification
      • Third person, objective tone
      • Use MLA or APA format
      • How do you speak to someone you don't know, as compared to friends or parents?
      • No slang or contractions
  • Group Discussion

6:00 - 6:30 - Sample Writing ( http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_C.pdf )

6:30 - 7:00 - Brief intro to Google Docs and CCSS

7:00 - 7:20 - Explore Google Docs

7:20 - 7:30 - Questions and Wrap up.

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