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Rachel Caldwell
Writing Topics
Fri Jun 19, 2015 17:03

I agree, while to us it may not seem like they are improving since they are writing about the same thing, they might be getting so much out of it. I have worked with a first grade student with Autism and he loved dinosaurs. During free writing time he wrote stories about dinosaurs every day. Like others have mentioned, you could encourage him to broaden his topic by having him be the dinosaur or getting him talking about different dinosaur breeds. I noticed that his teacher never made him change subjects, but instead just let them write what they wanted to write. One thing that I noticed with him was that he was infatuated by dinosaurs and would fit the aid if told to write about something different. If it comes down to a fight/not writing or writing about the same topic, I would just let them write what they wanted.

  • Re: Writing and Technology - Kelsie Fender, Tue Jun 16 23:33
    Tracy, You pose a really good question! I believe that if a student is consistently writing about the same topic, but he or she is strengthening their writing, they should be allowed to continue... more
    • Writing Topics - Rachel Caldwell, Fri Jun 19 17:03
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