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Improve Written Expression Using ‘Talk’: An Adolescent Confidence Builder: Effective & Proven
March 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Students continue to need to write to prove learning. Our students struggle with written expression. The obstacles are many: limited motivation due to failure experiences (Berninger, 1994); cognitive overload due to the overwhelming number of tasks that the writer must perform without losing track of their original plan (Green, 2009); as well as difficulty controlling attention and something called ‘inner voice confusion’ suggested in studies of ‘sub-vocalizations’ created when individuals read, think, and write (Perrone-Bertolotti, et. al, 2014).
This presentation reveals the techniques that helped struggling writers overcome these obstacles, improve their written expression, pragmatic skills, and, as a byproduct, increase their confidence. This sequenced and piloted program teaches students to tap the neurolinguistics skills we all have to write. The program has been successfully used in: push in, whole class, and pull out services.
- Identify at least one obstacle struggling writers experience when writing an essay.
- Recall at least one technique that helps struggling writers overcome obstacles.
- Describe at least one procedure that results in students’ use of procedural memory, a relative strength (per Martha Burns, 2016).
CSHA 3/26/2022 Raffle
Open to attendees of the presentation ONLY: Improve Written Expression Using ‘Talk’
Winner receives one of these three options:
1. Soft copy of the Talk/Write manual
2. Downloaded copy of the Talk/Write manual
3. An assessment of an essay and recommended
Plan with a one hour consult.