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  • McKinley Elementary School: A PBIS School
    Principal:Aaron Vincent
    1716 Kenwood Avenue
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: 563-723-6800
    "We are Responsible , Respectful and Ready"
  • Writer’s Roadmaps

    Reading  / Writing Connection

    McKinley Elementary teachers have spent two semesters studying strategies and creating grade level expectations to ensure our students become competent writers.  The building leadership team and grade level teams created grade level specific expectations for writing called McKinley Writing Roadmaps.  The roadmaps give students a very clear outline of what they should be able to master by the end of the school year.  The roadmaps have also allowed teachers to collaborate in grade level teams on student feedback for writing and ensures classroom expectations are the same at each grade level.

    We know that writing is an essential skill that will benefit students for the rest of their life and that by introducing and practicing writing with engaging activities will create confident writers and learners.  With this intentional focus on producing competent writers we have seen huge gains in student performance.  We are proud of the work that students have done already and look forward to continue growth in the writing of our students at McKinley Elementary School.

    Mrs. Guy

    Here is a website that further explain the Reading / Writing Connection and the McKinley Writing Roadmaps

     Iowa Reading Research Council

    Writing at Home

    Writing Fix Process

    writing road map kdg

    writing road map first grade

    writing road map second grade

    writing road map third grade

    writing road map fourth grade

    writing road map fifth grade