Chicago Public Schools
Your students will apply a self-questioning process, generate ideas and answers on a simple yet powerful Thought Organizer, and rehearse the answers converting them into complete sentences. After rehearsing, students simply and fluently write their rehearsed sentences.
The results: students write detailed and organized essays, every time!
Use this one-of-a-kind, research-based approach, that combines executive functioning and a unique self-questioning technique, to provide your students with the tools to become effective, organized, and self-reliant writers.
All students in Grades 4 and up. Can be adapted for use with younger students.
Format: Printed materials. Teacher Kit includes 1 spiral-bound Teacher Guide bundled with 1 Student Kit, 1 Thought Organizer Tablet, and webinar viewing (two webinars) for one person. Student Kit includes 1 Student Workbook with built-in folder, 2 Thought Organizers, 1 Q Card, and 1 Individualized Editing Booklet.
SQWrite Teacher Kit
Product Code: SQW_TK
Perfect as a classroom writing curriculum and for differentiated writing interventions. The SQWrite teacher guide provides explicit skill-building instruction to teach key executive functioning processes, followed by step-by-step instruction in building essays. A student workbook contains both skill-building and essay worksheets that guide student writing; students can self-monitor their writing, ensuring that they will finish with detailed, complete essays. The Thought Organizer provides a visual record of the student’s ideas while decreasing working memory loads. The Q Card provides prompts to help students formulate self-questions at strategically placed points in the Though Organizer. With practice, students internalize the steps in formulating the self-questions necessary to create high-quality written work.
Develop independent writers with this executive functioning writing curriculum.With SQWrite, your students learn executive functioning skills that become a part of their repertoire and enable them to manage writing tasks in all subject areas. SQWrite employs a simple, yet powerful process that can be used in all tiers of instruction to help your students become self-reliant writers who create high-quality writing products that meet and exceed Common Core Standards.
• Executive functioning skills of self-questioning and whole-to-part analysis • Developing and writing main topic, extended topic, subtopics, introductory phrases, background information, subtopics details, detail bridges, detail evidence, conclusion • Essay writing • Essay writing across the curriculum
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