Project 2: "Writers-Block"
|Lead Teacher(s):||Harry Hunt - Language 3101
Jeff Noseworthy - Learning
Box 4066, RR2
Corner Brook, NF
Tel: (709) 783-2220
Fax: (709) 783-2422
|Grade Level:||Level III|
|Number of Students:||30|
|Project Start and Finish Dates:||4-5 weeks per semester|
The main goal for this web project is to allow students to realize and participate in the writing process. Language 3101 is basically a writing course with 2 components: writing analysis and writing production. Using the Internet to compliment the present resources(Developing Writing Skills Teacher; Rhetoric Made Plain Teacher and Process and Purpose student text: Narration - Exposition - Description) will enhance the development of students writing styles.
With Internet access , students will be exposed to all genres of writing, as well as a myriad of writers resources and networks. By connecting to and interacting with these resources, students in Templetons Language 3101 course may become Writers-Block Busters.
Locally: Through this active medium these students should be able to connect to "The Writers Network" and "Windows: Newfoundland and Labradors Young Writers". By posting their original writing to one of the writers Network newsgroups they will have the opportunity to read the postings of other students and to send/receive constructive criticisms about their articles.
Globally: These students will have access to a global village of writers networks and resources. (E.g. The Virtual Press: Writers Gallery) Students will be able to realize the powerful technology of the WWW through their connections and contacts with Internet/Virtual Libraries, Experts Online, and Meta-Index on the web.
This is a progressive project which will allow students develop their writing skills through a process that is ongoing and growing.
Generally, this project will allow students:
Specifically, the project will:
"Writers-Block" Busters also has intended learning outcomes of a technological nature:
Many of our students have access to technology at home. They are becoming more sophisticated learners. We need to provide them with more opportunities for access to new and developing technologies within this school environment. (Tile, 1994)
Providing our Language 3101 students with a high speed Internet connection will allow them to integrate their writing skills into a real world forum. By gaining access to WWW search engines these young minds will be able to access resources which they may use to develop their own literary product.
The Internet will enable our students to:
Students in the "Writers Block" Busters Project will: