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stacy huffman
re: mary carsley writing instruction discussion
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:18

Mary I feel like this week's lecture is a pivotal turning point in the way that I teach! I will no longer have my students trace- ANYTHING! Additionally, I will no longer use any type of writing prompt and agree that encouraging students to just write about whatever will get them to write is what is most important! I watch my 5 year old son draw pictures and then write a story to go with them. Most of the words I can't read, but he knows exactly what the story says. He reads it to me with great pride! If I were to correct him, he would lose the enthusiasm to draw and write. I have realized that I need to take this same concept into my classroom! I know that as my son's phonemic awareness improves, so will his writing, but I must not do anything to hinder his desire and excitement about writing!

  • Writing Instruction Discussion - Mary Carsley - carsleymm, Sat Jun 20 12:02
    This week was so full of amazing and powerful information! I have seen so many teachers instructing in a way that is counterproductive...I count myself among those who thought they had a handle on... more
    • Response - Writing Instruction - Chelsea King, Sat Jun 20 20:02
      Yes!! I completely agree with you and for SO long I have thought tracing was completely meaningless and I never saw the point of it in a classroom. It's really not teaching the student anything! I... more
    • Reply-Mary Carsley - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 20 18:12
      I agree with your statement on tracing. I am glad that this course was able to not only influence your instruction for the better, but also the instruction of those on your team (with the exception... more
    • RE: Writing Instruction Discussion - Nicholas Flippen, Sat Jun 20 13:33
      Hello, Mary! I absolutely agree that students should be allowed the freedom to creatively write without worrying about being punished for poor grammar and spelling. Dr. Gill, one of the reading... more
    • re: mary carsley writing instruction discussion - stacy huffman, Sat Jun 20 12:18
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