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Week 11: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Diverse Learners
As writers: what patterns of language and habits of mind do we bring to our own writing? How are these patterns/habits similar to and different from those of other writers?
As teachers of writing: what moves do we make, intentionally or unintentionally, that support or exclude the patterns of language or habits of mind that our writers bring to our classrooms?
Writing Workshop Time
Modeling an "Interview with an Expert" Article
Model from Ashley G.
Work time for MGRP and Digital Story
Specific journals to explore, all available at the CMU Library:
American School Board Journal
The Elementary School Journal
Michigan Middle School Journal (MMSA)
Middle School Journal
Learning and Leading with Technology
Michigan Reading Journal (MRA)
The Reading Teacher
Language Arts Journal of Michigan
Voices from the Middle
"Should we teach Standard English?" Activity
Excerpt from Lisa Delpit's
Other People's Children
Bb Discussion/Class Discussion -- what can we do? In my writing my writing workshop, I can...
Be open and flexible to the structure of what you are doing in workshop -- topics
Don't get power hungry -- give the students some opportunity to have power in what they do
Allowing a student to share what he has got done, even if it isn't finished
Sometimes you will have to assign them partners
Be cautious about who you are paying attention to -- focus on each student
Fitting every students' needs into the workshop -- what level they are at
If you do split up kids during writing time, blind the level to the students
Make sure that students are not missing out on fun things in order to play catch up (essentially, don't make writing become punishment)
It is hard to find the time right now to give everyone what they need, but working with other specialists to make sure that the students have time to write
MGRP - "Rough Draft" Presentation
MGRP Update and Evaluation Criteria -- Handout
ENG 315 Mini Lesson Template (Spring 2013).doc
Homework, Announcements, Other
Spring Break for K-12 next week -- work on your MGRP!
Please read Calkins Ch. 20 (Workshop Teaching Throughout the Day) and the Daniels, Zemelman, and Stenike chapter from Content Area Writing on Bb
I will be on campus most of the day on Tuesday, April 2nd and I can be on campus on Wed, April 3rd if there is enough need/interest. (Sorry, can't be here on the 4th)
Please update in Google Docs by
Sunday, March 31
Field Notes Check #4 (10 points)
Field Notes Summary #2 (50 Points)
, we will do a writing-across-the-curriculum assignment (25 points)
-- presentations of your
Multigenre Research Project
Field Notes Check #5: Please have your two weeks of notes updated in Google Docs by midnight on Sunday,
-- Collaborative Thematic Unit (200 Points) and Prof. Dev. Exp. (100 Points)
-- Digital Story (100 Points) and Field Notes Summary #3 (50 Points)
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"