Real Reasons to Write

Working with Authentic Tools and Authentic Audiences

Dr. Sarah Kadjer

http://www.bringingtheoutsidein.com

promiseintopractice.pbwiki.com

reasonstowrite.wordpress.com

skajder@vt.edu

outside writing tools vs in school writing tools

Writing “non negotiables”

  • development of uniques, strong voice.
  • Concise, packed, lively writing (forceful language)
  • clarity and confidence
  • specific examples
  • organization
  • includes writing for authentic audience

Guiding question: “We are doing this in order to do this”

How do we get there?

missed these

James Moffat, 1981: “The three things we do with final versions of writin are post, print, and publish.

Author Quest

http://promiseintopractice.pbwiki.com/Real%20Reasons%20to%20Write%20Session%20Examples

Back of Napkin (book)

Storyboard before any visual piece

Flickr 366 project

My Maps at Google

Flip video: Mino has a charger

Prompt” This we believe about the teaching of writing

Invaluable tools:

  • podcasts: A teacher in your pocket interviews and analysis
  • GoogleSchool house share about books
  • Jing
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