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Week 2: Language Learning and Beginning Writing
As writers: what does it mean to develop ideas, gain a sense of audience, and share our writing?
As teachers of writing: what aspects of learning to write are evident as students mature as writers?
Writing Workshop Time
Writing Interview and Writing Territories
Wikispaces and creating your
Wikis in Plain English
Discussion of Calkins -- how do writers develop over time
Look at CCSS for each grade level
Always be varying levels
Create a safe environment
Recognize their improvements
It's OK that kids draw, talk, write
Revision -- moves from words and spelling on to audience and topics
Google Docs in Plain English
(with an existing email) or a
new Gmail account
Calkins: 22 (Genre studies), 23 (Poetry) and 24 (Memoir)
How does Calkins characterize memoir? Building off the list on page 420, what are some of the qualities of a strong memoir?
Arnberg, A study of memoir (Bb)
What do Arnberg and her students come to understand as the difference between an autobiography and a memoir? In her teaching, what are the characteristics of memoir?
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English Department Scholarships
help on how to format text
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