Drafting

For many students getting started is the hardest part of composing.

First-Draft Writing

"Down draft" (get it down)
Done to work out what one thinks or understands
Is tentative and exploratory in form
Done for self or trusted reader
Receives responses but not grade

Responses Come From:
Self
Peers
Teachers
Parents
Friends

Second Draft Writing

"Up draft" (fix it up)
Done to demonstrate "final" thinking on a topic
Done with careful attention to content and mechanics is handed in with previous draft is often assessed/graded

From the work of:
Bay Area Writing Project, Mary K. Healy

Support Handouts:

Examples of 1st Draft Writing

Template for 1st Draft Writing

Mr. Gallagher's 1st and 2nd Drafts

Activity: Second Draft Writing