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ENGL 483 Spring 2011
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When Is Writing Important? Writing becomes important to students  when it is Involving Personal Meaningful Heard Supported Commended
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Creating Classroom  Community Why is it important to create a  classroom community? How is the actual physical space a part  of community? How are  rituals  (Calkins) a part of  encouraging classroom community?
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Criteria of Exemplary Literacy  Instructors Re-read the six criteria in Barone (3).   Discuss each with a partner and order  the criteria by importance.  Be ready to  discuss and defend your choice.
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Challenges…. Changing research Technology NCLB http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Child_Left_B
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Unformatted text preview: Any others? Social-Constructivist Teaching Based on individual experiences and beliefs Takes multiple perspectives into account Individual student-centered Writing is focused on being personally meaningful. Vygotsky’s ZPD (1978) and scaffolding Literacy Levels Developing Beginning Transitional What are the characteristics of each in writing development? Literacy Levels Developing: pretend, mimic, represent Beginning: decode, retell, produce recognizable forms Transitional: discuss text, revise, fluent Be careful with age or grade labeling!!!...
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