Writing Workshop: Idea Generation
Writing Workshop Process: Teach students the writing process by guiding them through a sample paper.
Start out with the process used by professional writers to develop their texts. Show students how to write, instead of what to write.
Explain the first stage of the writing process to help students learn to generate ideas for their papers.
Teach students what a thesis statement is, how it functions in a paper, and how to write an effective thesis statement.
Explain the process of organizing ideas and writing an outline for papers.
Teach students about the function of an introduction and how to write seven common types of introductions.
Use the lecture to describe the quality of cohesion in a paper and then demonstrate ways to achieve it through writing transitions.