Writing Together is a critical component of ECAW instruction.

The method was originally called Joint Negotiation of Text by
Australian educators.

The process includes guided group discussions leading to a developed writing plan and an anchor text product.

Because the process is constantly guided by the teacher, students internalize a broad range of writing skills and strategies.

- Proper letter formation with immediate, corrective feedback

- Letter-sound association applied in authentic writing

- Grammatical principles including subject-verb agreement

- Essential writing conventions in the context of real writing

- Planning with graphic organizers

- Appropriate, consistent tense and perspective
- Vocabulary selection and definition
- Growing sentence structures
- Complex targets in context

The anchor texts composed during this process further serve as personal, tangible exemplars for students' later independent work.

Writing Together is a powerful component of ECAW Instruction.

Writing Together