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