Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Improving writing lessons through conversation - Cu\ourtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

We have long known conversation is a way to rehearse writing. This author suggests we take it one step further - some good thoughts.
  • Tracy Wagner, the English and history program director at a school in Boston, in this blog post writes about her experience during a summer program in which she used the immigration debate to teach students about writing. Equally important to the writing lessons, she says, was a focus on talk. Students discussed and debated articles and issues related to the immigration law -- helping to develop their critical-thinking skills, which in turn benefited their writing. Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org)

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