It's important to not that the role of error in the classroom is NOT about letting students continue to make the same mistakes over and over, and it's not about letting them have a pass for bad writing or thinking. Rather, we want to see students make ambitious mistakes, not lazy ones.
The last reading of the semester is about the role grammar and punctuation should play in the writing process. For this final reading journal, we are going to try something a little different.
1. Instead of posting a regular reading journal, please post an idea for an exercise or assignment that helps students in this part of the writing process. Use what you read in Kittle and in Weaver to help you, and, of course, keep in mind all of the work that we've done all semester long. Post about two flat hands worth of idea. Include with your idea, your rational for your ideas--this is a place to show me and your colleagues what you've learned from the days reading. Please post this material no later than 5:00 on Wednesday.
2. Read through your colleagues' posts and respond to at least two people. Please have this work done no later than 5:30 on Wednesday.