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Re: Tracing Question
Sat Jun 20, 2015 23:12

I also agree that there are many different opinions as to the benefits of tracing and copying. I agree with Karley that there could have been more reasons that the teacher was having the student trace in the video. I think that tracing or copying can also allow the student to work on spelling. I know when I write something multiple times I am more likely to remember it. I think it is important for to know when and how often to use copying and tracing because you donít want the student to become dependent.

  • Tracing Question - brawleyeo, Sat Jun 20 16:50
    When reading the Koppenhaver article, student #1, Oliver, was copying words written by his teacher. We learned in the instruction lectures that copying is an activity that should be discouraged and... more
    • Re: Tracing Question - coxdm, Sat Jun 20 23:12
    • Re: Tracing Question - Karley Ingold, Sat Jun 20 16:58
      This also confused me because of the conflicting opinions. I would think that some copying would be necessary for students to just be able to work on learning how to hold the pencil correctly and... more
      • Re: Re: Tracing Question - brawleyeo, Sat Jun 20 17:08
        That's what I was thinking as well. In the case of Oliver, while he is copying and learning how to hold the pencil and write letters, he's working on those fine motor movements with words that are... more
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