demo on more thoughtful writing actually with the formula #uiwp2012

Today, a demo from the #uiwp2012 presented ways to encourage more critical thought in classrooms that encourage the plop-and-drop formulaic writing we see, say in Advanced Placement timed-writing situations.  We practiced using a graphic organizer that I have seen in other similar formats.  Titled, “Turning the 5 Paragraph Essay into a Thoughtful Response”, the organizer Read More …

Who would be welcome literary mentors in your classroom? #uiwp2012

Quick Write: “Suppse you could invite (a few) literary mentors into your own classroom.  Who would they be?” (Spindel, 2005, p. 86).  Why? Ray Bradbury.  F. Scott Fitzgerald.  And Daniel Pink. I’ve been and continue to be a dork in this life.  My most memorable literature-reading experiences came from my freshman year with English teacher Read More …