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Student Writing Feedback Using Microsoft Word Templates April Ellenwood Oliver Santa Rosa Junior College ESL Department

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1 Student Writing Feedback Using Microsoft Word Templates April Ellenwood Oliver Santa Rosa Junior College ESL Department

2 Key Points O Writing instruction emphasis O Role of technology in writing instruction O My experiences O Student preparation before submitting writing O Macro how-to O Follow-up activities O Next steps…

3 Emphasis on Writing Instruction O Writing instruction push at federal and state levels O Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) O https://teal.ed.gov/resources https://teal.ed.gov/resources O on=doc&catid=33567&ref=6168 on=doc&catid=33567&ref=6168 O CALPRO Research-Based Writing Instruction pilot program O Need for students to improve writing skills

4 Role of Technology in Writing Instruction O New GED test O Students need to use computers for writing component O Online classes, distance learning

5 My Experiences O High level credit ESL classes O Little writing experience O Unfamiliar with academic language O Students me their writing and it is an easy way to give feedback O Students self-regulate their writing O I note problems, they make the changes O Saves me time!!! O Poor handwriting O Create macros (similar to templates) to give students feedback

6 Student Preparation before Submitting Writing O Define writing and editing terms for students O Topic sentence, thesis statement, etc. O RO, CS, Frag handout O Feedback Examples: O Thesis statement (or topic sentence) needs to be more specific O Assignment format incorrect O Run-on sentence O Students writing attached as document O Moodle: Ss upload writing

7 Macro How-To O Step-by-step handout for MS Word 2010 (available on TDL website): tion=schedule

8 Follow-Up Activities O Individualized error/problem log-- handout O Use of authentic student examples O Guided practice– correcting writing assignments with feedback as class O Work as class, small groups, partners to focus on areas of improvement O Create handouts of errors for in-class work or homework O Topic sentence handout– taken from their writing

9 Next Steps O Adapt activities for transition class and noncredit ESL classes O OTAC Moodle project O Transition class with writing component

10 Resources O O TEAL Just Write! Guide O Section by section: https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/tochttps://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/toc O PDF: &catid=33567&ref=6168 &catid=33567&ref=6168 O Creating a macro in MS Word 2007: O O Creating a macro in MS Word 2003 (screencast): O

11 Thank you! O Additional Questions/Suggestions? O me at O Handouts on TDL Symposium website: tion=schedule


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