Re: Writing Discussion
Sun Oct 11, 2015 15:19

I also saw an the impact of quality instruction with my first graders. Giving them choices, I found that I did have students not able to think of anything to write about. I had students to ask for extra time as well. I had previously used a lot of prompting. This year I have 22 students, more than I am used to having so I am really having to make a checklist of students I conference with. I love your reminders, I will add this to my checklist! I typed my students stories to publish them, because it would have taken them all day to type their story. I have also had a hard time trying figure out an easy way to print from their iPad. I have emailed their writing to me, but that took a long time.

  • Re: Writing Discussion - brittanyavery, Sat Oct 10 23:31
    What constitutes best practice? After reading the Zumbrunn and Krause article I was reminded of a few things from our writing course that are very important aspects of effective writing instruction,... more
    • Writing discussion - Regina, Sun Oct 11 17:20
      Brittany, After reading the articles, I feel that students need to be typing their stories on their iPads. Do you think we need to look into getting keyboards for the iPads at our school??
      • Writing Discussion - walshjm2, Wed Oct 14 23:40
        What constitutes best practice? As I am also taking Dr. Frye’s writing class, I have had lots of time to think about what I feel is best practice for writing. I believe that writing should be... more
      • Re: Writing discussion - brittanyavery, Sun Oct 11 17:25
        Keyboards would be a great idea! I just feel like typing is a skill they need to learn before they're given mac books in middle school with no typing (besides tapping/touching on the iPads)... more
        • Re: Writing discussion - Amanda grindstaff, Mon Oct 12 16:37
          Our kids truly do need to learn keyboarding because as much as the computer has become part of our existence i can't imagine not know how to type. I know that they learn to text and type with thumbs... more
          • writing Discussion - walshjm2, Wed Oct 14 23:52
            I also believe that we need a keyboarding class or instructional sessions incorporated into our curriculum day. I think that so many children could benefit from this. So much in today's world is... more
            • Keyboarding & Writing Content - Melanie McLeod, Sat Nov 7 08:54
              Hi Jennifer: I think that school districts should require a technology facilitator to come into each grade-level's classroom at least once per week, have keyboard hookups for the iPads, and give each ... more
        • Keyboarding - megangouge, Sun Oct 11 20:30
          Teaching keyboarding and typing skills on an iPad is totally backwards to me! I have printed keyboards on larger paper that I have used in the past for students to practice typing their spelling... more
        • Writing discussion - Regina, Sun Oct 11 20:13
          We need to talk to our principal about that :0)
    • Re: Writing Discussion - candithompson, Sun Oct 11 15:19
      • Re: Writing Discussion - brittanyavery, Sun Oct 11 17:20
        Emailing would be a good idea for my third graders because once I showed them how to do it a few times, they could do it independently (I think) after that. I hadn't thought of that, thanks!
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