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Teaching Written Expression

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Teaching Written Expression

  1. 1. TEACHING WRITTEN EXPRESSION TO STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES By Amanda George
  2. 2. DIALOGUE JOURNALS <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can use them? </li></ul><ul><li>Who benefits from them? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get started? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it assessed? </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT ARE THEY? <ul><li>An opportunity for less proficient writers to have meaningful conversation with more proficient writers, free from correction . </li></ul><ul><li>The less proficient writer initiates topic and the more proficient writer responds and ask follow-up questions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHO CAN USE THEM? <ul><li>Any proficient writer </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Student </li></ul><ul><li> Teacher </li></ul><ul><li> Parent Volunteer </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHO BENEFITS FROM THEM? <ul><li>ESL Students </li></ul><ul><li> LD Students or </li></ul><ul><li> Any Struggling </li></ul><ul><li> Writer </li></ul>
  6. 6. WHY DOES IT WORK? <ul><li>Less Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>No Corrections Student Chooses Topic </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Do I Get Started? <ul><li>Identify pairs and communication tools </li></ul>
  8. 8. Directions to Implement <ul><li>Establish a purpose for the interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Set a length for each entry if desired. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain that opinions and questions are appropriate. </li></ul>5 sentences
  9. 9. How is it Assessed?

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