It is a fun practice process that brings students into writing with ease, creativity and a great deal of enthusiasm. It is not a substitute for writing instruction, nor is it simply more “homework”; it is a way to “hook” students into writing meaningfully. Students receive a new writing prompt and supporting graphic organizers, revision ideas, and editing checklists for each weekly packet on Monday. Teachers provide a mini-lesson each day that guides that night’s step in the writing process:
Monday: prewriting with a graphic organizer
Wednesday: revision with a weekly focus
Friday: publishing and sharing
We have had great success with the project for the last 7 years. Teachers from 4 northern California districts have contributed their lessons to make it a truly teacher designed program. Your involvement with professional development services from knoxeducation.com gives you access to these lessons in Microsoft Word format so you can change them as you may need or PDF format so you can just print them out as is. All we ask is that you consider contributing lesson ideas to make Night Writing constantly new and fresh for all teachers.
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