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

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