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Our Writers' Profiles
Week 3: Understanding Genre, Media, Audience, and Purpose
As writers: How is writing changing in the 21st century? How is it not? What do new tools such as blogs, wikis, and collaborative word processors offer us in our writing process? What other media can we compose in, including images, videos, and sounds?
As teachers of writing: What are our traditional expectations of "writing" in K-12 schools? How do newer literacies and technologies challenge or completely overturn these expectations? What do we need to know and be able to do with technology in order to help our students become effective digital writers?
Writing Workshop Time
Peer Response to This I Believe
TIB Rubric - Spring 2013.pdf
Revising and work time
About 6:00 -- recording and posting with
Digital Book Assignment (Hodgson)
and the 4-resource model
Quickfire challenge: In 30 minutes, you will create a digital book using a website.
A few options:
Examining the digital book you created with the 4-resource model
Code breaker - understanding the semiotic systems
Meaning maker - literal and inferential meanings
Text user - how is the text used in real life situations
Text analyst - critical perspective
Catching up and looking ahead:
MGRP and Professional Development Experience
Findings from midtier field notes
Different learning style
Connects many writing concepts
Homework and Announcements
Readings on Grammar and Spelling
Calkins (Ch 18), Jeff Anderson (Bb), and Wheeler and Swords (Bb)
Field Notes Check #3: Please have your next two weeks of midtier notes updated in Google Docs by midnight on Sunday, March 17.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"