The Teacher Guide provides explicit skill-building instruction to teach key executive functioning processes. It is followed by step-by-step instruction in building both a classroom essay and an individualized student essay. Essential theory and practice are merged providing easy-to-follow instruction. The Teacher Guide includes 6 blank Thought Organizers to use with different classes.
The SQ Write Teacher Guide includes 10 lessons. Each lesson includes all the information you need to effectively implement the lesson: overview, objectives, materials, activity sequence and time estimation, step-by-step instructions with sample data for completed student worksheets, teacher insight notes providing important curriculum information and illuminating lessons pedagogy, review and reflection questions with sample answers to help guide discussion.
• In packs of 50, size 11” x 17”
• As a 2’ x 3’ poster for class demonstrations.
Thought Organizers provide a visual record of student’s ideas as they move through the SQ Write curriculum. It also provides a space to easily record new ideas with previously recalled ideas, while decreasing working memory loads.
The Student Workbook contains both skill-building and essay worksheets that guide student writing as they work to complete an independent essay. Students can self-monitor their writing, ensuring that they will finish with detailed, complete essays.
The workbook also contains a step-by-step model student essay. The student model, coupled with the essay worksheets, help students self-monitor their writing, ensuring that they will finish with detailed, complete essays.
Included with the Student Workbook, stored in the built-in folder:
Thought Organizers provide a visual record of student’s ideas as they move through the SQ Write curriculum. It also provides a space to easily record new ideas with previously recalled ideas, while decreasing working memory loads. Two Thought Organizers are included as needed to complete the curriculum.
The Q Card provides prompts to help students formulate self-questions at strategically placed points in the Thought Organizer. Continual use of the Q Card throughout the SQ Write curriculum enables students to eventually internalize the steps in formulating the self-questions necessary to create high-quality written work.
The Individualized Editing Booklet (IEB) helps students to remember specific writing rules related to spelling, grammar, and punctuation using the student’s own writing samples. Students can record corrections from previous corrected writing assignments. The student can then easily refer to the IEB to recall correct spelling of words and rules of grammar so that prior mechanical errors can be avoided.