Monday, December 3, 2012

Fluency Must be Established Before Craftsmanship Can Be Achieved- courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

How to help students learn to write through practice:

Students must practice writing in short, daily exercises to develop the fluency needed to become better at writing formal, graded papers, says high-school English teacher Mary Tedrow, one of three educators who contributed to this blog post. One writing exercise Tedrow suggests is to lecture for five to nine minutes, have students write notes for that lecture and then have students read it to a class partner. Tedrow also says students will be less reluctant to write when the subjects are familiar.
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This news summary appeared in ASCD SmartBrief on 11/26/2012
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