Reflection: Performance Tasks Writing an Informational Report: Final Copy - Section 2: Finishing Up

 

I suppose there is an argument to be made over my preference of hand written essays over typed out essays.  After all, 21st century learners are going to type out their work.  They're going to use the word processing programs to catch mistakes.  They're going to need to know how to manipulate the technology to accomplish these things.  All of those are valid points, but, this portfolio follows the students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  It is amazing to see a student's growth while perusing the portfolio.  Typing out the essays takes away the personality of the student as measured by their handwriting.  

The other reason I prefer the final copies to be handwritten is that because this is a district mandated piece of writing, I'd rather students their own knowledge of conventions rather than run a spell check or a grammar check from their word processing program.  It's just my thing for this assignment and, rest assured, I allow students that freedom in other assignments!!

  Reflection: Hand Written or Typed Out??
  Performance Tasks: Reflection: Hand Written or Typed Out??
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Writing an Informational Report: Final Copy

Unit 20: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
Lesson 9 of 9

Objective: SWBAT transfer the feedback they received from a peer editor and from their own editing to produce a mistake free informational report.

Big Idea: Being able to use constructive feedback and to effectively edit produces better, more coherent writing.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Nonfiction Literature, informational report writing, editing and revising, final copy
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