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Re: [Teacher-talkhswriters] (no subject)

From: Pamela Chaney <pjchaney726_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:00:10 -0400

We found the same to be true, when we mentioned that they could make up
their essay-what a difference in student writing!

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:41 AM, LEAH LEAH <lotto992000_at_yahoo.com> wrote:

> I find lesson #8 exciting and challenging. I love the computer. I am
> on it several hours a day. I play games and take care of a farm. I google
> things I want to learn more about. I talk to friends.
> But...............my students dont use the computer as much as I do. Most
> of them don't even want to know more about it.
> I gave a writing prompt and gave them the choice to go next door to the
> computer lab or to do it with paper and pencil. Only one student went to
> the computer lab.
> Right now many of my students are cramming for the GED test. They really
> want to know how to write a paper that will pass on the test.
> Here is an aside...........last night I told them that they can write
> fiction on the GED writing assignment, Oh my goodness..............the
> quality of writing went way up.
> I am looking forward to using a lot of the ideas in the future. I try to
> stress that if they are going on to college that the computer is
> necessary. (now to use spell check on this )
> Ty for the spell check poem. I am looking forward to using it.
>
> --- On *Tue, 4/26/11, Barbara Harris <biharris_at_hotmail.com>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Barbara Harris <biharris_at_hotmail.com>
> Subject: [Teacher-talkhswriters] (no subject)
> To: "teacher talk" <teacher-talkhswriters_at_learner.org>
> Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 12:31 PM
>
> MaryLou and I did another lesson from the workshop (forgot which #). We
> cut up a paragraph per sentence and had the students recreate the paragraph
> in sequence. Some of our writers who struggle with order also struggled a
> little with the assignment, but in the end everybody seemed to get the point
> and enjoyed it. We talked about why order when writing is important, and
> how directions would become juggled if not in the correct order.
>
> I also just finished lesson 8 and am excitied about using the computer more
> in the GED class. I often assign homework on the compter for math and
> grammer (funbrain.com and freerice.com). Using it more in the classroom
> just makes sense. Like everyone else, we are limited in the number of
> computers available, but can see dividing up into groups at certain times to
> use them. I also use a spellchecker poem to help students practice word
> processing. The link is
> http://latech.edu/tech/liberal-arts/geography/courses/spellchecker.htm.
>
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-- 
Pamela Chaney
Lead Instructor
Coshocton County ABLE Program
740-295-7411
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand
like a rock."
Thomas Jefferson

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