Hi everyone! By next Weds, April 14, please watch and answer the questions on THIS EDPUZZLE. There’s kind of a lot of writing there, so leave yourself some time. Edpuzzle is a cool program which allows you to ask questions mid-video, so that you can have conversations with students and, let’s be frank, see if they’ve watched. In the video, I talk about the 1121 Unit 2 assignment as is and also ask for your input as we think about revising it to make it a bit better.
Here are some resources I refer to: You do not need to read them, but they are there for you if you find them useful:
- The New York Times on Mentor Texts
- The New York Times Mentor Text on “Nut Grafs”
- The New York Times Mentor Text on Intro Hooks
- The 1121 Model Course Lesson Plan
For Weds, April 21:
Please read “Teaching Grammar Improves Writing” and “Grammar Should be Taught Separately” from Bad Ideas About Writing (below) and write a blog post here on Open Lab about… grammar. How you teach it, what your thoughts are about it– what you think works teaching it and maybe where you are stuck.
When we meet, we’ll talk about the possibly not-unrelated topics of teaching grammar and using mentor texts in the classroom.