Module 1: Unpacking Your Instructional History Blog Post
(IntroBlog; 35 points)
- First, create a new discussion post (using the below “REPLY” button).
- Second, at the top of your post insert a photo of yourself and include 3-5 sentences introducing yourself to the class. This way we can begin to get to know each other a bit better. (If it is easier, you may attach the photo as a file to your post instead.)
- Third, after carefully reading and considering the three posted readings for Week 1, you will compose the main text of your discussion post. To do this, begin by inserting the words UNPACKING MY INSTRUCTIONAL HISTORY underneath your photo/3-5 sentence introduction. The main text for your blog post should run approximately 1,000 words. It must include responses to the following four required probes. Answers should take the form of a singular essay (not individual answers to bulleted or numbered questions). These four probes may be addressed in any order:
- Do you consider yourself a writer? Why or why not?
- Tell us about your experiences with writing growing up. How were your experiences similar or different to those described in our three Module 1 readings? Cite these readings (Ralph Fletcher, Katie Wood Ray, and Gail Tompkins), using APA format, at least twice to support your answer.
- Tell us about writing instruction in your classroom. How is writing instruction in your classroom similar or different from the kinds of instruction described in our three Module 1 readings? Cite these readings (Ralph Fletcher, Katie Wood Ray, and Gail Tompkins), using APA format at least twice to support your answer.
- What challenges do you currently face when teaching writing to students in your classroom?