The write way: graphic organizers and response to literature writing

Project (M.A., Education (Curriculum and Instruction))--California State University, Sacramento, 2013.

While working as a 10th- grade level SDAIE English teacher, this researcher found the curriculum provided did not engage students in the learning process. SDAIE students struggled greatly with visualizing the writing process. While they looked to their instructor to model the process for them, they were fearful of attempting writing on their own. By adding supplemental materials and creating new lessons, the researcher was able to engage students and improve their ability to respond to literature that they were reading. 
 Research to sustain the use of graphic organizers as a successful tool for writing instruction came from the most current articles available on the subject. Additionally, Holt had a textbook, interactive reader, and grammar book for the 10th-grade English classroom from which a supplemental curriculum was created to use in addition to the provided curriculum. 
 This writing handbook is a compellation of graphic organizers to use during the response to literature writing process. This handbook is designed for 10th grade students who are placed in SDAIE or regular English classes.