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  • 1. Writing Tools
    Elementary Strand
    Winter 2010
  • 2. Feature-matching sequence: start with the task!
  • 3. Writing Tasks for School
    One word answers
    Fill-in-the-blank worksheet
    Note taking
    One sentence/phrase
    Test questions
    PowerPoint bullets
    One paragraph
    Test questions
    Book reports
    ISAT extended response
    Multiple paragraph (ISAT)
    Narrative
    Persuasive
    Expository
  • 4. Organization
    Writing Task-Analysis
    Written output
    Fine motor skills
    Typing skills
    Spelling
    Grammar
    Punctuation
    Organization/Logic
    Comprehension and creative ideas
    Punctuation
    ideas
  • 5. Measuring output skills
    DeCoste “Written Productivity Profile (2003)
    Directions and protocol available on the Special Drive
    Avg. words per minute = total # letters in 1 minute divided by 5
  • 6. Measuring Basic Writing Skills
    Manual Tools
    Writing CBM
    Spelling
    Grammar
    Punctuation
    Software Tools
    MS Word
    Letter/word count
    Tools>Word Count
  • 7. Measuring Writing Content
    Manual Tools
    ISAT rubric
    6 + 1 Traits
    Software Tools
    MS Word
    Readability level
    Word count of specific length
    www.wordcounter.com
    Word use statistics
    www.wordle.net
    Word use visual
  • 8. Readability Statistics
    1
    3
    Tools>Options
    2
    Tools>Spelling and Grammar
  • 9. Find specific word length
  • 10. Plan Development
    Importance of matching tool to task and environment
  • 11. Writing Tools
    Special pencil/pen
    Pencil/pen with adaptive grip
    Adapted paper (raised lines, highlighted lines)
    Slant board
    Labels, stamps, word/phrase banks
    Picture symbols
    www.onionmountaintech.com
  • 12. Writing Tools
    Handheld spellchecker, dictionary, thesaurus
  • 13. Writing Tools
    Portable keyboards
    Tool Options
    AlphaSmart 3000
    AlphaSmart Neo
    AlphaSmart Dana
    Fusion
    Laptop
    Features
    Word processing
    Spell check
    Thesaurus*
    Word prediction*
    Text to speech*
    * Some models
  • 14. Writing Tools
    Computer with word processor
    Microsoft Word
    Spell check
    Grammar check
    Tracked changes
    Comment bubbles
    Color highlighters
    Bulleted outlines
    Tables
    Form Fields
  • 15. Writing Tools
    Computer with contextual spell check
    Ginger software (www.gingersoftware.com)
    Ghotit (www.ghotit.com)
  • 16. Writing Tools
    Talking Word Processor
    Text to speech
    Talking spell check
    Word prediction
    Synonyms
    Vocabulary lists
    Kurzweil 3000
  • 17. Writing Tools
    Sound recording device
    Digital voice recorder
    iPod/mp3 player
    Sound Recorder in Windows XP
    Life Scribe pen
  • 18. Writing Tools
    Computer with word prediction software
    Kurzweil 3000
    CoWriter(just came out with new version)
    Word Q
  • 19. Writing Tools
    Computer with Word Bank software
    Writing with Symbols 2000
    Clicker 5
    Computer with picture symbol software
    Writing with Symbols 2000
  • 20. Writing Tools
    Computer with organization software
    Kidspiration (elementary)
    Inspiration (secondary)
    Draftbuilder (part of SOLO) (limited availability)
    Online mind mapping
  • 21. Writing Tools
    Computer with speechrecognition software
    Dragon Naturally Speaking 10
    WordQ/SpeakQ