The guide begins with a brief introduction of the Jane Schaffer Writing Program®’s (JSWP) methodology, including correct and official instructional delivery and student application of terminology, color-coding, chunking, and ratios.
With the foundation intact, ELA teachers may train students to approach annotating the STAAR®’s multiple-choice passages with the same color-coding that we apply in the writing. Knowing how to infer tone and meaning depends on close reading strategies. In our two-day workshop, we provide teachers with strategies and practice on the annotation of texts.
JSWP’s Shaping Sheet is a popular graphic organizer that assists students in learning how to effectively edit, revise, and proof in their own writing. Once students learn how to edit, revise, and proof their own writing, that knowledge transfers as they confront the editing and revising questions on the EOC.
Then, on to the Expository and Persuasive essays. We begin with “You Know More Than You Think You Do,” a weekly or bimonthly activity that prepares students to write on various historical, cultural, literary, political, personal, scientific, and sports-related topics to answer any prompt (HELPPSS). The guide provides models and instructions on our proven approach to teaching the brainstorming, planning, thinking, and writing process that results in high scores on the 26-line Expository and Persuasive essays.
Guide: 72 pages
Graphic Organizers: 20 pages
“Thanks, Jane Schaffer Writing Program®, for helping Rising Scholars Academy of South Texas reach our 97% success story!” – Lucinda Zamora Wiley, Department Chair