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Digital Reading Writing Workshop in Middle School

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This is a presentation three teachers put together reflecting on their work developing a Digital Reading Writing Workshop in middle school classrooms.

This is a presentation three teachers put together reflecting on their work developing a Digital Reading Writing Workshop in middle school classrooms.

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  • Digital Reading and Writing Workshop How do we use technology to increase students’ skills, interests, and interactions?
  • Wikis
    • Increase in amount of writing
    • Increase in revising and editing
    • Increase in collaboration
    • Increase in student-student feedback
  • Wikis: Increased revision and editing View slide
  • Wikis: Increased revision and editing View slide
  • Wikis: Revising
            • Student revisions from draft three to draft six– enhanced transitions and language.
  • Wikis: Revising
    • Added transitions during the writing process.
  • Wikis: Editing
            • Student editing work between drafts.
  • Wikis : Collaboration Three students collaborate on a single essay
  • Wikis : Collaboration Two students collaborate on a single essay
  • Wiki : Student-Student Feedback 6 th grade wiki. These are comments in response to a fellow student’s narrative essay.
  • Wiki: Increase in quantity of writing
            • STUDENT 1 (8 th Grade)
            • This is a sample essay from the beginning of the school year. The following screen shot from his wiki will display the growth in quantity that this student experienced throughout the year.
  • Wiki: Increase in quantity of writing
            • Student 1 (8 th grader):
            • Here is a sample of an essay that the same student created two months later. His volume of writing greatly increased.
  • Wikis: Increase in quantity of writing
  • Blogs and Discussion Boards
    • Increase critical and analytical skills
    • Increase student-student discourse
    • Increase student participation
  • Discussion Board Increase Participation
    • The total posts for this class was 100. Only 16 students were actually present this day. (Post)
  • Discussion Board : Student-Student Discourse Student Reply to the Parent Post: “I definitely think your theme was a very good answer! I do have one question though. How do you know that is the theme of the story?”
  • Blog: Analytical skills and student-student discourse
    • Student blog and blog response on the ending in The Giver.
  • Journal Feature
    • Allows a private setting for student work
    • Allows teacher to differentiate level of questions about text
    • Provides a space to free write and gain stamina
  • Journal Differentiation in questions Teacher posing a specific question to a student on the journal feature.
  • Journal Improving writing stamina
    • A student self-reflection- written in 30 minutes.