Hi Reading and Writing Community!
Tomorrow, Tuesday July 14th, marks the beginning of a three-day discussion by writing expert Dr. Mary Ann Corley! We are thrilled that Dr. Corley, retired Principal Researcher for the American Institutes for Research in Washington DC, will be sharing about three important writing topics: pre-writing, collaborative writing, and contextualized grammar. Writing is such a critical topic since it may receive the least attention of all basic skills taught as many adult educators have their students write less than one paragraph per week (US Department of Education, 2011).
For those new to the community, the next three days are a discussion, not a webinar. Feel free to ask questions and share your reactions in the discussion board.
The July 14th discussion on pre-writing will focus on these questions:
- Why are many students intimidated by the idea of putting their thoughts on paper?
- What strategies help students overcome their fear of writing?
- How do we help students to generate ideas before they begin drafting their papers?
- How can we assist students in organizing their ideas prior to writing?
- In light of increased online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how can we teach pre-writing skills virtually?
Please spend a few minutes preparing for this week's discussion by reading the following pages from Writing Next (you can download the resource HERE), the LINCS resource on which the three-day discussion is based:
Tuesday, July 14 Pre-Writing pg. 18
Wednesday, July 15 Collaborative Writing pg. 16
Thursday, July 16 Contextualized Grammar pg. 21
Thanks in advance for your participation in the discussion!
Moderator, LINCS Reading and Writing Community of Practice
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. (2011). Just write! guide. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from: https://teal.ed.gov/documents/TEAL_JustWriteGuide.pdf