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Reaching Reluctant Writers By Debbi F.
Introduction <ul><li>What’s stopping them? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not “cool” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s too hard,...
Prior Research <ul><li>What struggling writers are there?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finn’s “Habits and Attitudes of Readers” ...
Project Plan <ul><li>No job, no place to do a project </li></ul><ul><li>Could put on hold until my teaching situation beco...
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  1. 1. Reaching Reluctant Writers By Debbi F.
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What’s stopping them? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not “cool” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s too hard, it’s boring, I don’t want to </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What will motivate them? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaining skills? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authenticity? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dragon Dictate? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other? What’s out there? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What software will help them? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prior Research <ul><li>What struggling writers are there? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finn’s “Habits and Attitudes of Readers” chart </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s the range and variation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids who identify themselves as struggling readers and reluctant writers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kids with IEPs, repeaters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids with no identified needs in their academic profiles, who CAN read but don’t </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What studies have been done/by whom? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caryl Finn article: It’s Boring, It’s Too Hard, I Don’t Like It: Reading and the Aliterate Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. G. Kylene Beers: No Time, No Interest, No Way! The Htree Voices of Aliteracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joyce Pierce and Others: Motivating Reluctant Writers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deborah O’Callaghan: Empowering At Risk Students in the Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marilyn Pike: Creating a More Equitable Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nancy Atwood: In the Middle </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Project Plan <ul><li>No job, no place to do a project </li></ul><ul><li>Could put on hold until my teaching situation becomes more favorable </li></ul><ul><li>Could develop a project to try out in your classrooms (any volunteers?) </li></ul><ul><li>Could collect data from you all </li></ul>

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