DOK & Compare/Contrast
This page updated: 12/1/2019
Drafting: Rough Draft
EQ: How do your family traditions compare and contrast?
Use the identified audience, the purpose, and topic sentence example from the last lessons.
1. BE SURE your writing scaffold is complete. Remember, the more time you spend on the writing scaffold the easier creating a rough draft will be, and the faster you will generate a final piece of writing.
3. Log into MI Write
Your user name will be your WTS login (firstnamelastinitialwts)
Your password will be your last name (lastname)
if your last name is less than 5 letters long, add "wts" to the end of it
Example: Sally Smartpants
4. Choose your class.
5. Go to "practice" to find your writing prompt.
6. Choose "begin writing."
7. Turn off the timer.
8. Copy and paste column #2 of your writing scaffold into the text box.
9. Use the following check list as you go through the pasted text. Fix sentence parts and create a variety of sentence types in the text. The more effort you put into this step, the easier (and faster) your rough draft will come together. Check off items as you go along.
10. Erase the scaffold framework so you have only your words in paragraph form.
11. "Submit" your writing even though you still need to revise and edit. By submitting, Mrs. G. can see your work and offer suggestions. Always "submit" rather than "save and quit"; Mrs. G. can not see your writing if you "save and quit."