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Smwp Neglected R Response--Cannon
Published at Dec 17, 2015
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TEACHING THE NEGLECTED "R"
THOMAS NEWKIRK &RICHARD KENT 2014 SMWP Wendy Cannon
A COLLECTION OF THOUGHTS AND IDEAS
TEACHING THE NEGLECTED "R" Thomas Newkirk &Richard Kent
Chapter One-LOOKING BACK TO LOOK FORWARD
Late 1880s the key word was "habit," much like we use "fluency" today
Technology will not make conservative notions about education just "go away"
If an English teacher from the 1900s could visit today, she'd feel right at home
Our system of education is built on the "normal school" model
Educators knew the importance of "ownership" and interest in the subject
David Reber's Hammer Photography
CHAPTER TEN - Poetry Arrives
We want kids to know that through power of words they can make a difference
We must "seduce" students into poetry in engaging, meaningful ways
Connects with music
Inspires paying attention, love of words, deep thinking about many topics & issues
Poetry should be more than just a "Unit" in April
CHAPTER ELEVEN-Learning From Goldilocks
Plot (what happens next) & Story (emotional underlayer)
"Stories don't begin until the first sign of trouble!"
The characters must ACT in the face of this trouble to make it a Story
Six elements to story structure
Knowledge, determination & Story Structure--keys to writing fiction
CHAPTER 13-Plugging Into 21st Century Writers
Two guiding questions essential to Emergent Technology Use
Emergent Technology Use engages more learners in more ways
What can I do with this tool that I can't do with anything else?
What does it allow me to do that is better instructionally than without?
Urgent Tech loaded classrooms with equipment teachers may not be prepared to use
CHAPTER FIFTEEN-SPACE TO IMAGINE
Words, art and music work together to tell the story
Poetic writing, Voice, Narration can add up to a powerful presentation
Effective digital stories take audience on a journey, pose or answer questions
The topic should resonate with the author & target audience