We’ve been having interesting conversations in the comments on Kathleen McGeady’s guest post Teaching Commenting Skills on ‘is a formal structure or style for writing comments necessary?’
There’s always differing opinions on this type of topic.
So I’d love us to debate it in more detail while expanding the conversation to include blogs posts.
That way we’ll all gain for learning more about why we each take a different approach.
Please leave a comment to share your thoughts on any or all of the following:
- Should teachers be correcting grammar and spelling in student posts and comments? If you are correcting, how are you doing this?
- Is a formal structure or style for writing posts and comments necessary? Refer to Kathleen McGeady’s guest post Teaching Commenting Skills to see what we mean by formal structure.
- Is student age an important consideration?
- And, how do you communicate to your students what is required?
- How do you balance structure, developing writing skills while empowering student learning and motivating them to want to write?
- What other advice would you give educators who have just started to blog with their students?
Perhaps you might like to invite your students to share their thoughts?
- Would be interesting to know to what extent they do/don’t want structure?
- How do they feel about their grammar and spelling being corrected in posts and comments?
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