Discovery School: Introduction to Writing
From prewriting, drafting, and editing to organizational strategies to the variety of forms and purposes, introduce young students to the general skills and strategies of the writing process.
Introduction to Writing is divided into the following segments:
Prewriting: A Visit to the Fire Station One way to organize your ideas before writing a story is to draw pictures of the things you want to write about.
Drafting & Revising: Writing a Dog Story When writers revise their work, they check to make sure their writing makes sense and look for places where they can add details to make their writing more interesting.
Editing & Publishing: A Dog Scrapbook Writers edit their work to make sure that everything is correct before publishing their writing.
Think Big: An Elephant’s Tale A good writer follows the basic rules of good writing, using complete sentences and including descriptive words in a story.
Beginning, Middle & End: Go Bananas Stories have a beginning, middle, and end.
Making a List: A Thanksgiving Dinner Writing a list can help keep you organized. Being organized means putting things in order.
Writing a Letter: The Fourth of July You can write a friendly letter to tell what you did or to say hello to a friend.
Writing Invitations: Chinese New Year An invitation is a nice way of telling somebody about an event or party.
Available in DVD format.
Running time: 30 minutes
Ideal for grades: 3 - 5