The moderators for this chat will be Lisa Hughes (@lisahughes196) and Paul Solarz (@PaulSolarz)
Q1 How do you use portfolios to support writers in the classroom? #TeachWriting
Q2 What types of portfolios have you used? What challenges/successes have you had in the process? #TeachWriting
Q3 What writing assignments & tasks work best for portfolios? Is writing collected across the curriculum? #TeachWriting
Q4 How have you incorporated digital tools into the portfolio process? #TeachWriting
Q5 How do you assess/grade writing portfolios? Do you assign grades/provide feedback? If so, how? #TeachWriting
Q6 How do you foster Ss collaboration and self-reflection through the portfolio process? #TeachWriting
Q7 What other strategies/ tools/resources do you use to enhance the portfolio process? #TeachWriting
Please join us!
The moderators for this chat will be Beth Holland (@brholland) and Shawn McCusker (@shawnmccusker) – here is a ROUGH draft of the questions (that means they might change – a lot!):
- How do you currently define your writing process?
- What tools have you used to focus your students more on the process of writing?
- What tools have you used as a teacher observe and comment on the process of writing?
- What are are some effective procedures to increase teacher and peer feedback in the writing process?
- How does teaching/observing the process of writing enrich student learning?
- What are the limits of grading only the finished product?
Please join us to discuss these questions tomorrow night! (5/6 at 9pm ET/8pm CT!)
Here are the questions for our Tuesday night, 4/22 chat about Creative Writing. Your comments and questions are appreciated! Please join us!
Q1 – What do you see as essential components of creative writing?
Q2 – How do you think creative writing fits into the curriculum in the age of Common Core/high-stakes assessment?
Q3 – How do you incorporate creative writing in your writing instruction? Writing workshop?
Q4 – What 21st century skills do you think creative writing develops?
Q5 – What are your students’ favorite creative writing assignments? What are yours?
Q6 – How do you motivate writers to get creative and take risks? What resources do you use?
Q7 – How do you use props and visuals to motivate students to get creative?
Q8 – What technology/apps/media do you find helpful in supporting creative writing?
The first chat will be Tuesday night, March 25th at 8pm CT/ 9pm ET
A1 – What do you see as essential components of writing instruction? What matters most to you? #TeachWriting
A2 – How do you build a writing community where writers feel comfortable sharing their writing, taking risks, and collaborating? #TeachWriting
A3 – Do you use a Writing Workshop format? If so, why? If not, why not? #TeachWriting
A4 – Do your writers use a Writer’s Notebook? How? If you don’t, do you have a different way for writers to collect their own writing? #TeachWriting
A5 – How do you motivate students to write? What assignments, strategies, tools, etc. do you use? #TeachWriting
A6 – What skills do writers need in the 21st century? How has writing (and writing instruction) changed as a result of technology? #TeachWriting
A7 – How do you teach writers to revise with purpose and develop their ideas using a variety of writing moves or strategies? #TeachWriting
A8 – What topics would you like us to discuss in future chats here? #TeachWriting