Jeanne: Directions: What inspires you? Use the crayons and markers in front of you and use what inspires you to write in the form of a picture. Different colors could mean different emotions. You have 15 minutes. When your time is up, answer the following questions: What happened when you used your coloring for inspiration? […]Read More Full Drafts/Peer Review Blog #11 (Part 2)
*Warning: This is a very long blog because I read the directions wrong and read all three articles instead of picking just one. I did a lot of work on it so…enjoy! (Again, so sorry!)* “As writers, we need and want thoughtful commentary to show us when we have communicated our ideas and when not, […]Read More “The Beginning is the End is the Beginning” Blog #11 (Part 1)
“Participation means being able to speak in one’s own voice, and thereby simultaneously to construct and express one’s cultural identity through idiom and style” -Nancy Fraser, “Rethinking the Public Sphere.” The author of this article, Cynthia L. Selfe, successfully composed a well-stated problem and solutions to something that I have thought about for years. With […]Read More “Aurality”…Say that Three Times Fast
“Instead of teaching finished writing, we should teach unfinished writing, and glory in its unfinishedness.” -Donald M. Murray (4) http://composingthoughts.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/files/2011/01/Murray.pdf I never seem to get bored when it comes to reading our weekly articles. I love the adrenaline feeling when I learn something new. There were many nuggets throughout both articles that I had never […]Read More Writing Process/Revision: We Need to do Better
“We should recognize that along with different linguistic backgrounds, ESL students have a diversity of concerns that can only be dealt with in the one-to-one setting where the focus of attention is on that particular student and his or her questions, concerns, cultural presuppositions, writing processes, language learning experiences, and conceptions of what writing in […]Read More Tutoring ESL Students: Tutors to the Rescue!
“When teachers give students good problems to think about-and involve them actively in the process of solving these problems-they are deepening students’ engagement with the subject matter, promoting their intellectual growth, and increasing the pleasure of learning both students and teachers.” -John C. Bean Writing Comments on Students’ Papers (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5–sMS-4u43fnFiOHBMVzJjSW1lLVJDN3V3YXVIcXZzNmstdUxNXzQ5eWl2SUlQVVo3NVE) The rich content of this […]Read More Be the Coach for Commenting!
“Power always learns, and powerful tools always fall into its hands. This is a hard lesson of history but a solid one. It is a key to understanding how, in seven years, digital technologies have gone from being hailed as tools of freedom and change to being blamed for upheavals in Western democracies-for enabling increased […]Read More Social Media…Read for New Definition!