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He thought some topics such as sexual reproduction were inherently more interesting to his students, and he spent more time on those topics than on others. Before working with us, Bardolini had used a variety of writing activities, including essay tests, responses to chapter questions, lab reports, and required note-taking. " These essays were graded by teachers' aides who used correction guides that he had prepared as templates to check for correct words and phrases. " Bardolini gave students points for everything they did in his classes.

Science teachers, for example, were less likely than social studies teachers to perceive writing activities as falling within their curricular province. They felt, in general, more tied to a specific curriculum and The Participating Teachers 21 spoke of their responsibility to cover a given number of topics during a school year. Social studies teachers, on the other hand, were more likely to consider "skills instruction" - including writing skills - an integral part of their teaching agenda. " Both the science and the social studies teachers felt they had little time or inclination to include many writing activities in their classrooms.

There are these things called cognitive writing drills, five-minute freewriting. The student has to take a pencil and write on the topic for five minutes without lifting the pencil. " Or to use it as part of the review of the unit, to see if they can write down everything they know and then go back and put it in a logical form and see if it helps them any. I'm curious about that. Throughout the year, Bush was enthusiastic and creative about ways in which writing could extend her students' learning.

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