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Susan Gibson
Comfort Levels and Limitations
Mon Nov 24, 2014 17:52

I am right there with you Stacy. I think the fact that my students became more aware of their comfort level and their use of words show that they grew right there because they were having to think more about how to use the words we taught them. Out of my four students that I interviewed, 2 of them said they felt uncomfortable about using them at the end, yet they were ones who actually made a conscious effort to use at least 2-3 "spicy" words per writing sample.

As for the limitations, we realized we left out that portion on the presentation after we had already posted the presentation. But that is definitely something we talked about adding to our paper. I want to continue to teach vocabulary and revision lessons to improve the use of spicy words in their writing for the rest of the year. So I will really be able to tell at the end of the year if my students use more spicy words and their comfort levels increase!

  • comfort levels - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 19:29
    I liked the part of your presentation that speaks of comfort levels. The graph looks like the bar lowered in the post analysis. I am proud of the students for their honesty. Being uncomfortable when... more
    • Comfort Levels and Limitations - Susan Gibson, Mon Nov 24 17:52
      • limitations - Stacy, Wed Nov 26 07:34
        We left that part out of ours as well. I think we were so focused on trying to make what we did clear, that we didn't even think about the limits. When I speak of limits for you guys, it isn't really ... more
      • Comfort levels - Melissa Boyd, Tue Nov 25 13:09
        i agree! The fact that your students are thinking more deeply about their writing is something that will stay with them and continue to grow as they move to higher grades.
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