In a gradual release, or “I Do, We Do, You Do,” model, teachers begin with direct instruction, move into guided or paired practice, and finally release students to work independently. NoRedInk can support each phase of this instructional model.
|“I Do”||to introduce or review a concept with a mini-lesson.|
Click the icon on any topic to preview Practice questions. You can project sample questions at the front of the room, then call on students to think-aloud their responses and reasoning.
Alternatively, project a or onto the board for guided, collaborative writing at this stage.
NoRedInk Practice and Writing assignments are excellent options for station work. After receiving direct instruction on a topic, students can apply what they learned in stations, or receive additional instruction in a small group.
|Engage in a pre-writing conference. Ask students to bring a completed and lead a process of guided revision and feedback before students begin drafting.|
|Host a Guided Draft preview. Introduce a Guided Draft assignment by unpacking the prompt and rubric, and exploring the scaffolding resources available.|
|Provide support on Practice assignments, particularly for skills where students might struggle. Model Practice questions and re-teach to address students’ misconceptions as they surface.|
|Assign targeted Practice. NoRedInk Practice is well-suited for station work due to its mastery-based, adaptive nature. To ensure student independence, be sure to pre-teach before stations.|
|Assign a . These prompts allow students to get experience applying specific writing skills in their writing.|
|Assign a portion of a Guided Draft. Guided Drafts provide scaffolding and support while students write, limiting questions and allowing for more independence.|
In a Writer’s Workshop model, students spend the majority of the class period writing independently after a teacher-led mini-lesson. Although Writer’s Workshop models may vary from classroom to classroom, NoRedInk’s writing activities can save teachers time and organizational effort at each stage of the process.
|Writer’s Workshop Step||NoRedInk Resources|
Introduce or review writing concepts .💡Pro-tip: This is an excellent time to utilize a mentor text to analyze an author’s craft. Use one of our mentor texts for practicing specific skills, or choose any of the works included with our text-based Quick Writes.
|Draft and Conference||
Students draft a portion of a piece of writing in a Quick Write or a Guided Draft. If you’d like students to make revisions, select the “Send back for revision” option when grading to allow students to return to their work and resubmit.
Consider to inform your daily conferences.
|Share and Reflect||
Project a student exemplar using the “View writing” option, and ask students to reflect on the decisions the student made in their writing.
Assign a Quick Write that asks students to reflect on their work; either or assign a pre-made activity.
When students need an added layer of support, NoRedInk can simplify the process of developing and delivering targeted intervention. NoRedInk data illuminates areas of growth, while Practice and Writing activities facilitate re-teaching and assessment.
|Planning||Use prior data () to identify skills that need additional support. Rubric scores from Quick Writes and Guided Drafts can also supply at-a-glance data to help make these determinations.|
Utilize the “Preview” button to model and think-aloud with Practice questions as a way to support student mastery and correct misconceptions.
Consider to students based on the level of need. Students struggling with a concept could benefit from topics earlier in a Pathway, which are more foundational.
To reassess writing, you may return the original assignment for revision, or provide another opportunity to practice skills with a new prompt.
For a quantitative reassessment, use a to create a quick check for understanding on a topic.
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