Friday, March 3, 2017
Pubishing and Editing
Some were using both hands to navigate the keyboard while others were getting efficient at pecking out the letters one by one. We were working on publishing their expertise books that their classroom teachers had been working on. Skills that I was able to reinforce were: capitalizing proper nouns, and beginning of sentences. We talked about underlining titles and having ending marks when your thought is complete. Many were concerned that their spelling wasn't all correct, which they knew because it had a red line under the word. So, I was coaching them on using a word dictionary and spell check, making sure the word they changed it to made sense.
When our time ended many of them groaned that they weren't done yet and I had to reassure them that it was a project that will take some time to perfect.
As I looked around I realized that they cared about what they were writing and it was exciting to watch how they were applying editing skills while using word processing.
It seemed like only a few weeks ago that it took at least twenty minutes to just get logged in and now they are producing work that they want to share with an audience.
I can't wait to see what they will be able to do by the end of the year!