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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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  • 1. Digital Reading and Writing Workshop How do we use technology to increase students’ skills, interests, and interactions?
  • 2. Wikis • Increase in amount of writing • Increase in revising and editing • Increase in collaboration • Increase in student-student feedback
  • 3. Wikis: Increased revision and editing
  • 4. Wikis: Increased revision and editing
  • 5. Wikis: Revising Student revisions from draft three to draft six– enhanced transitions and language.
  • 6. Wikis: Revising Added transitions during the writing process.
  • 7. Wikis: Editing Student editing work between drafts.
  • 8. Wikis: Collaboration Three students collaborate on a single essay
  • 9. Wikis: Collaboration Two students collaborate on a single essay
  • 10. Wiki: Student-Student Feedback 6th grade wiki. These are comments in response to a fellow student’s narrative essay.
  • 11. Wiki: Increase in quantity of writing STUDENT 1 (8th 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.
  • 12. Wiki: Increase in quantity of writing Student 1 (8th grader): Here is a sample of an essay that the same student created two months later. His volume of writing greatly increased.
  • 13. Wikis: Increase in quantity of writing
  • 14. Blogs and Discussion Boards • Increase critical and analytical skills • Increase student-student discourse • Increase student participation
  • 15. Discussion Board Increase Participation • The total posts for this class was 100. Only 16 students were actually present this day. (Post)
  • 16. 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?”
  • 17. Blog: Analytical skills and student-student discourse • Student blog and blog response on the ending in The Giver.
  • 18. 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
  • 19. Journal Differentiation in questions Teacher posing a specific question to a student on the journal feature.
  • 20. Journal Improving writing stamina A student self-reflection- written in 30 minutes.

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