Write Bright provides powerful tools developed to maximize the potential in each student. Students must use the tools to assist in acquiring and polishing the essential traits of writing. Each tool has been designed to enhance presentation, word choice, organization, voice, ideas, content, and conventions in students’ writings. Mastering writing traits will help students meet academic standards, succeed on tests, and gain beneficial skills for the real world.
Writing packets may be copied for each child in the classroom. 1st and 2nd grades have packets. 3rd through 6th grades have a choice of 3 packets. If using both Prompt and Source lessons print the combination packet. Otherwise, you may select the type of writing desired. Common Core's main focus will be on Source Writing.
Source Writing: Print the Passage Book for your grade level to copy for students. 4th, 5th, & 6th have two choices. Source Writing or Source Writing with Reasons. The lessons with reasons are more structured. If your state gives an isolated writing exam, this may be the choice for you.
Grammar: Write Bright recommends improving grammar and spelling through individual writing conferences using students' original work. Keep a conference folder for each student. Under "Grammar" print the writing conference and trouble words form to staple to each side of the folder. While conferencing, record words that the student is spelling incorrectly along with grammar errors that must be addressed. Students will benefit from seeing errors within the context of their work. Under "Grammar" "Daily Grammar" you will find daily prompts that can be used for bellwork and quick conferences as you circulate. Document in students' conference folders areas of concern.