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Kelsie Fender
Re: Molly
Thu Jun 18, 2015 09:39

One of my favorite points from the lectures this week was that we can trace any languages but not know how to actually read or write them. I think it makes the point so clear that just because our students know how to manually draw letter doesn't mean they know how to write. As for your point about grammar, I also found it very interesting! Like you, I remember having grammar as one of those things that you just HAD to do. A lot. I didn't find it engaging or fun, and I did not enjoy participating in grammar lessons. It was mentioned several times that the point of writing is to communicate thought, and it is important we get that idea across to students. I know it can be frustrating to constantly be told you aren't doing well enough because of grammar issues you've made when you have a teacher who only focuses on that, not the actual points you're communicating.

  • Re: How NOT To - Molly Smith, Wed Jun 17 08:12
    I was also amazed that teachers are still using these techniques! Something that really stood out to me was the fact that we would be able to trace any number of languages but would still have no... more
    • Re: Molly - Kelsie Fender, Thu Jun 18 09:39
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