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Amanda Wallace
Writing Instruction
Fri Jun 19, 2015 22:03
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I'm glad you feel so empowered to change the way you teach after the readings this week. I think the computer can be a great motivator for writing. Who doesn't want to be on the computer? I think once student realize that they have a voice and can free write they will do great things. But I also don't believe just writing/typing on the computer should be the only instruction. There should really be a balance between digital and paper writing.

  • Writing Don'ts - stacy huffman, Thu Jun 18 22:17
    Wow! My head is still spinning after this weeks information! I had never really thought about why the things I was doing weren't working! Having students copy, trace, writing prompts- the list goes... more
    • RE: writing - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 20 11:38
      Stacy- I love your post and couldn't agree more! This week has been very eye opening in how to engage our students in writing without putting boundaries on their thoughts and writing skills. I have... more
    • Re: Writing Don'ts - brownrf, Fri Jun 19 23:37
      Just reading your post was so awesome! I felt the same way about some of the kids that I have worked with and I feel like I have deprived them of so much but now we know and it feels so awesome so... more
    • Writing Instruction - Amanda Wallace, Fri Jun 19 22:03
    • Encouragement from learning - Rachel Caldwell, Fri Jun 19 17:10
      Thank you so much Stacy for not only talking about what you have been doing, and how you are going to change things in the coming years. As a preservice teacher, I have not had my own classroom, so I ... more
    • Writing dont's - Hunter Hastings, Fri Jun 19 14:30
      That is awesome Stacy! I'm glad you are going to be able to take this information and directly and immediately apply it in your classroom. It's funny that we are so used to tracing and copying... more
    • Writing Don'ts - Cynthia Trickel, Thu Jun 18 22:29
      Isn't it so... I too have learned so much these few weeks. It has been many years since my undergraduate class on reading. The saying is not true that you can't teach an old dog new tricks! :)... more
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