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    • Nicole Stevens
      Nicole Stevens joined the group Week 7
      • Gerald Ardito
        Gerald Ardito commented on the file Group D Week 6 3 x 3.pptx
        Rachel, Except for the lack of your voice, I thought you did a good job with this 3x3. And I hope you had a good birthday.
        • Gerald Ardito
          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 6 - Readings & Response
          Julie, I enjoyed reading your response to this week's readings. I was particularly struck by this: This highlights the importance of providing students with opportunity to constantly go through writing as a process. There will always...
          • Gerald Ardito
            Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Reading Response Week 6
            Dira, Thanks for your thoughtful and thorough response. You have clearly articulated the various challenges we face in our classrooms in terms of address literacies effectively. This particularly stuck out to me: It’s important we...
            • Gerald Ardito
              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Weed 6 3x3
              Ashtyn, You did a terrific job with this 3x3. I would love to know more about your class debate on fossil fuels.
              • Gerald Ardito
                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 6 Assignments
                Charlton, You did a good job outlining the challenges highlighted in this week's readings. I was very intrigued by this: In my Marine Biology class, I focus on process oriented writing for our end of the unit projects. Each unit, we...
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Andrew Rohan Week 6
                  Andrew, You make a really good point here: This allows for a multistep approach that can allow the students to make hypotheses and other analyses about a specific topic, research and explore that topic, and then find the correct avenue in...
                  • Gerald Ardito
                    Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 6
                    Abby, I really enjoyed reading your response to these readings.  This, especially, stuck out to me: The differences in the ways that these models benefit students brings light to the fact that there is a dichotomy in writing. Writing...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 6 Response
                      Abdul, I found your response to be thorough and thoughtful. And I LOVED this: I see the link between textbooks and their results. This claim is debatable depending on who is presenting the arguments, but English textbooks cannot update...
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 6 - Kaitlyn, Nicolette
                        Kaityln and Nicolette, I think your performance tasks are interesting. However, I had instructed you to create student facing directions for completing them. I don't see those. Am I missing something?
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 5 - Kealy, Rochelle
                          Kealy and Rochelle, You have designed performance tasks that are a good fit for this unit. I suggest that you review the instructions you wrote for your students from their perspective (as though you are one of them). Then ask yourself:...
                          • Gerald Ardito
                            Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 4 - Mikaela, Sam
                            Sam and Mikaela, I think your performance tasks are really interesting and you have chosen a good variety of ways for the students to express themselves. I find myself wondering if the directions you provided would be clear and complete for...
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 3 - Lilly, Michael
                              Lilly and Michael, I think you have created a really good and well connected set of Performance Tasks for this unit. I suggest that you pretend to be one of your students and then review the directions you have provided. Could you be...
                              • Gerald Ardito
                                Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 2 - Kayla A, Kayla R, Rachel
                                Kayla, Kayla, and Rachel, You have really good ideas for your Performance Tasks. You included lots of things where students had to explain their thinking, which is a powerful thing. I suggest you review the instructions you created for your...
                                • Gerald Ardito
                                  Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 1 - Jackie and Angelica
                                  Jackie and Angelica, You did some interesting work with your Performance Tasks. I was especially struck by your having your students use multiple ways to express themselves. I had asked that you create student facing directions for these...
                                  • Milani Machicote
                                    Milani Machicote published a blog post ED 656 Week 7 in the group Week 7
                                    Adolescent literacy in the digital age is a very interesting topic especially amongst educators and other personnel who work directly with youth. For a very long time to be literate simply meant to be an individual that could read and write, however...
                                      • Gerald Ardito
                                        Gerald Ardito
                                        Milani, As always, I enjoyed reading your response to this week's readings. For some reason, this jumped out at me: The advantage of having technology in the classroom and other forms of digital media can truly enhance an...
                                      • Milani Machicote
                                        Milani Machicote joined the group Week 7
                                        • Rachel Richards
                                          Rachel Richards published a blog post Week 7 in the group Week 7
                                          Rachel Richards Dr. Ardito Group D Adolescent literacy matters in our community today, mainly teaching in such a diverse city where education is dominant to afford certain lifestyles. In schools today, there is a need for an increase in...
                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                              Gerald Ardito
                                              Rachel, Your response to this week's readings was very thorough and thoughtful. This make me think: However, we also must keep in mind the pros and cons. In my classroom I usually have my students decode text and at times record...
                                            • Rachel Richards
                                              Rachel Richards joined the group Week 7
                                              • Minh Pham
                                                Minh Pham joined the group Week 7