Writing Process Methodology From Planning to Publishing

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 3 ECTS

Duration: 6 Sessions

Contact Hours: 15

Self Study Hours: 36

Assessment Hours: 24


Module Description

This module will focus on writing process methodology, writing as a process, starting from drafting to publishing, and scaffolding learning to improve writing instruction. 

These key areas will be tackled:

  1. Writing process methodology within a balanced literacy approach;
  2. Journal writing;
  3. Writing process methodology from pre-writing to publishing;
  4. Modelled, shared, and guided emergent writing leading to independent writing.

Overall Objectives and Outcomes

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:


a) Implement writing process strategies in his/her classroom;
b) Understand the key classroom practices which promote development in writing;
c) Assist students in developing their creative writing skills by using a range of pre-writing, editing, revising and publishing strategies;
d) Deliver a range of writing activities to lead students to write independently through modelled, shared and guided practice.


a) The writing process methodology strategies;
b) The gradual release model of responsibility;
c) The way a balanced literacy approach can be applied to the teaching of writing;
d) Strategies which scaffold writing activities.


a) Plan writing activities within a balanced literacy and teaching model;
b) Model writing activities to enable students to write independently;
c) Choose appropriate editing strategies;
d) Identify appropriate writing strategies to address students’ strengths, difficulties and learning needs;
e) Evaluate the most appropriate writing activities within his/her classroom/group context;
f) Select one select and writing strategy and plan to deliver in own classroom/group.

Mode of Delivery

This module adopts a blended approach to teaching and learning. Information related to the structure and delivery of the module may be accessed through the IfE Portal. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures found on the Institute for Education’s website.

Assessment Methods

This module may be assessed through: Critical Reflection and Resources.

Suggested Readings

Core Reading List

1. C Bowkett S. (2014). A Creative Approach to Teaching Writing. London & New York: Bloomsbury Education.

2. Cowley, S. (2011) Getting the Buggers to Write. 3rd ed. Great Britain: Continuum International Publishing Group.

3. Damron, L., Sanders, J. (2016). They’re All Writers: Teaching Peer Tutoring in the Elementary Writing Center. USA: Teachers’ College Press

4. Gair, M. (2015). Slaying the Writing Monsters: Scaffolding Reluctant Writers through a Writing Workshop Approach. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education. 27(3), 443-456.

5. Fletcher, R., Portalupi, J. (2001). Writing Workshops: The Essential Guide. USA: Heinemann, Reed Elsevier Inc.

6. McCormick, Calkin, L. (1994). The Art of Teaching Writing. USA: Addison-Wesley Education Publishers Inc.2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann

7. Mermelstein, L.; foreword by Calkins, L. (2006). Reading/Writing Connections in the K-2 Classroom: Find the Clarity and then Blur the Lines. Pearson Education Inc.

8. Proett, J., & Gill, K. (1986). The Writing Process in Action: A Handbook for Teachers. National Council of Teachers of English, Illinois, USA.


Supplementary Reading List

1. Corbett P. (2010). How to Teach Story Writing at Key Stage 1. USA & Canada: Routledge.

2. Culham, R. (2006). The Trait Lady Speaks Up. Educational Leadership; October 2006, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p53-57.

3. Dunn, M.W. & Finley, S. (2010). Children’s Struggles with the Writing Process: Exploring Storytelling, Visual Arts, and Keyboarding to Promote Narrative Story Writing, Multicultural Education, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 33-42.

4. Elbow, P. (1998). More Ways to Revise. Writing with Power: Techniques for mastering the writing process. Retrieved from

5. Gibson, S.A. (2009). An Effective Framework for Primary-Grade Guided Writing Instruction, The Reading Teacher, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 324-334.

6. Harrington, S. L. (1994). An author’s storyboard technique as a prewriting strategy. Reluctant Teacher, 48, 283-286.

7. Meier D. (2011). Teaching Children to Write. New York & Berkeley: Teachers College Press & National Writing Project.

8. Portalupi J. & Fletcher R. (2007). Craft Lessons Teaching Writing K-8. USA: Stenhouse Publishers.

9. Tompskins G. (2009). 50 Literacy Strategies Step by Step. USA: Pearson Education. 

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