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Philosophy of Writing Instruction

Follow the to-with-by model
Use topics that interest students and give students choice
Use different genres besides essay
When grading an assessment focus mainly on the subject matter that was just focused on.
Give lots of examples for the correct way … Continue reading

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Blog 4

Unit 1 Our group project is to look at the lesson plans of unit one and revise them.  Unit one is a Holocaust unit and will be taught to eight grade English students.  Our unit consists of five days of teaching and the result will be the completion of a multi genre project.  So four […] Continue reading

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Blog 3

Introduction Multi genre writing and prewriting strategies are a very effective way to write a paper or research assignment.  prewriting is one of the most important things a student can do before and throughout the writhing process.  It can help them with anything from picking the perfect topic to organizing the material they already have. […] Continue reading

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Standard 8.7

8.7             The student will write in a variety of forms, including narration, exposition, persuasion, and informational. b) Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.   use a process for writing, including: °          planning; °          drafting; °          revising; °          proofreading; °          editing; and °          publishing.   use a variety of prewriting strategies, for example: °          […] Continue reading

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Prewriting Strategies

Finding a topic: As teachers, we would brainstorm topics as a class and have students create their own Quicklist. The students would create a column for names, one for descriptions and meaningful adjectives, and the last column for anecdotes to write down events and situations that happened.  This strategy would be effective in helping students […] Continue reading

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Blog 2

Chapter 1 Use the terms in sentences. After the analysis of the patient’s condition the doctor knew exactly how to treat her. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and teacher. All writing processes must begin with a cognitive thought. Process such as heuristic is a good form of prewriting The teacher gave the students many ideas […] Continue reading

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Journey

Growing up I never really enjoyed writing.  It was just that thing I had to do for school so I would get a good grade.  My teachers always gave boring prompts and I never felt like anything I wrote mattered.  So if it didn’t matter why do it?  This was my mind set all through […] Continue reading

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Recipe for success

Recipe for success For one well written paper you will need: 1 cup motivation 1 tablespoon determination ¼ cup interest 2 teaspoons grammar 3 cups Research 1 ½ cups time and effort (equal parts mixed together ahead of time) 1 dash procrastination First mix all the dry ingredients combining till it is even all throughout […] Continue reading

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About Emily

Hello Everyone and Welcome to my blog! My name is Emily Williamson and I am a junior at Longwood University.  My major is Liberal studies Elementary and Middle school education with a concentration of English and history.  This blog is for my English course Writing: Theory & Practice for the Middle, Secondary, & College Classroom.  […] Continue reading

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Blog 1

Hello Everyone and Welcome to my blog! My name is Emily Williamson and I am a junior at Longwood University.  My major is Liberal studies Elementary and Middle school education with a concentration of English and history.  This blog is for my English course Writing: Theory & Practice for the Middle, Secondary, & College Classroom.  […] Continue reading

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