Guided Drafting Presentation

Guided Drafting: Composing Cohesive Essays One Component at a Time

Whether fostering creativity and student buy-in with descriptive and narrative writing or promoting critical thinking with informative essays and arguments, middle-school teachers must scaffold their students through the writing process. This presentation focuses specifically on guiding young writers step-by-step through drafting essays — interspersing mini-lessons, writing time, and mini-conferences with peers and the teacher. Leave with ideas, inspiration, ready-to-use templates for multiple mini-conferences, and more.