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abramsjm
Writing
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:47
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Haley I feel better knowing others felt like I did. For many students, (and I was one of them), writing and math seemed to define what kind of student you were in the eyes of many teachers. I was never great at math so writing was my only hope! However, I never enjoyed it because I was never made to feel proud of my work. As a teacher now, I show tons of enthusiasm whenever I can get some good effort writing out of my students, whatever that may look like. I in turn, feel their own enthusiasm kick in, and it's a win/win!!
P.S.I never was taught sentence diagrams...what are they?

  • Writing in college - haleyferrell, Mon Oct 26 11:25
    Joann, I had the same experience when I was a freshman at a community college. I was never really taught how to write a meaningful story/paper/anything until college. I was never proud of my work... more
    • Writing - abramsjm, Tue Oct 27 12:47
      • Sentence Diagrams - Martha Brown, Tue Oct 27 22:36
        I had to do the sentence diagrams in English and it was not my favorite part. We were given sentences and then to diagram, we made a line and put the subject and verb. With lines drawn on the bottom... more
    • Grammar Instruction vs. Conferencing with Writers - shannonsilver, Mon Oct 26 21:26
      I was taught grammar in school and never connected it's content to my writing. I never said to myself..."I need an adverb in this sentence or this predicate doesn't sound right." I didn't really... more
      • Shannon, you made me almost laugh out loud, and want to "amen!" reading your post! I never, ever, connected grammar with my own writing as a student either. Did anyone? Please speak up if you did.... ... more
    • Grammar Instruction vs. Conferencing with Writers - shannonsilver, Mon Oct 26 21:25
      I was taught grammar in school and never connected it's content to my writing. I never said to myself..."I need an adverb in this sentence or this predicate doesn't sound right" I didn't really... more
      • Re: Grammer Instr. vs. ... - abramsjm, Tue Oct 27 12:58
        When I read your post it made me think back to how I was taught grammar not only in English...but in Spanish classes as well..all rules! I hated it. Years later...I returned to school at the college... more
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