• "Unfortunately, in schools, teachers and students often feel stifled, as if they do not have a voice. Teachers are handed instructional scripts to read and told to “cover” curriculum at a predetermined pace. Students are told to produce writing on demand for the purpose of evaluation; they write, sure, but only as students, never as writers" (Gallagher & Lee, 2008, p. 7).
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Drawing by Bryce, age 6.

Overview

Linda Brodkey (1996) wrote, "writing is not a spectator sport and learning how to write follows from wanting to write" (as cited in Gallagher et al., 2008, p. 6). For this assignment, you will be asked to write for 10 minutes a day about something that you are interested in while at the same time writing to practice a skill. You will post your writing in a public forum, this wikipage, and complete a scoring rubric.

This wikipage has 4 sections.

  • 1.) 10 Minutes of Something to Say about the Common Core Writing Standards
    • a. Set a timer for 10 minutes
    • b. Write something for us to read because you have something you need to say about the Writing Standards or have used the standards
    • c. Write about anything that is related to the Writing Standards and as it pertains to my writing prompt
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  • 2.) Evaluate Your Writing The evaluation will be based upon:
    • a. Timeliness - Your writing was posted by 23:59:59 each day = .25 points

    • b. Purpose for Writing - You have written one sentence that explains why you wrote what you did = .25 points

    • c. Sources - You have included research articles from this course, used direct quotes and cited the quotes properly = .25 points
      • (i.) Use a wikipage to see the reference section of this course - click here -

    • d. Writing Conventions - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; = .25 points

  • 3.) Common Core Writing Standards - click here to view -

  • 4.) Evaluation rubric
    • a. How to use this rubric for the first time
    • b. Download the rubric
    • c. Put the rubric in the Dropbox folder you shared with me
    • d. Fill out the rubric AFTER you have written your 10 minutes of writinge. The 2nd and future postings
      • (i.) Save the rubric to the Dropbox folder you shared with me
    • f. Open the rubric from the Dropbox folder you shared with me
    • g. Write your post on the discussion board and save it
    • h. Fill out the rubric for the appropriate day
    • i. Save the rubric to the Dropbox folder you shared with me - do not do SAVE AS.

  • 5.) Your Writing
    • a.) I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO TYPE IN A WORD PROCESSOR AND THEN COPY/PASTE YOUR WRITING ONTO THE DISCUSSION BOARD
    • b.) Please write your post as a comment to my prompt - DO NOT START A NEW POST
    • c.) Please make sure that you are logged into Wikispaces.

  • 6.) 120 Minutes of Writing Posts
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Post #11 (the last one!) ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 11 28 Jul 17, 2015 by Kerrigan_Potter Kerrigan_Potter
Post #10 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 10 32 Jul 17, 2015 by holmescm01 holmescm01
Post #9 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 9 34 Jul 17, 2015 by holmescm01 holmescm01
Post #6 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 10 24 Jul 14, 2015 by holmescm01 holmescm01
Post #8 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 11 24 Jul 14, 2015 by holmescm01 holmescm01
Post #7 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 10 22 Jul 14, 2015 by holmescm01 holmescm01
Post #4 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 9 36 Jul 7, 2015 by holmescm01 holmescm01
Post #5 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 9 27 Jul 7, 2015 by allisonboldt3 allisonboldt3
Post #3 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 9 25 Jul 3, 2015 by ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively
Post #2 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 10 13 Jul 3, 2015 by ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively
Post #1 ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 11 35 Jul 3, 2015 by ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively