Shared Writing is so important across all the grades. All too often, we move from teacher modelling to students doing the work independently, and that shared piece is omitted, often due to lack of time, or because we have simply forgotten its importance. However, the shared piece is crucial, particularly for our striving learners.
Let's not forget the gradual release of responsibility model:
Click below to read Regie Routman's article, with some great ideas on shared writing: