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Maggie Horne
Reply to Writing Instruction
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:13

Hillary, I too really enjoyed reading this article! This was a great program and their were so many benefits. I had questions about the logistics of it, as well, and I am glad Dr. Koppenhaver could shed let of some of those! I agree that students do not put forth their best effort if they are not motivated to do so. This program blew past the boundaries that some teachers unintentionally set and allowed students to write about whatever they wanted to. I loved how students were given resources about topics that they did not have prior background knowledge on. This was a great way to introduce a new topic and to keep the conversation going. I posted in a different post asking how we could take this program to a new level regarding the introduction of academic content. I myself would love to participate in a program like this.

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    • Reply to Writing Instruction - Maggie Horne, Fri Jun 19 11:13
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