FALL 2005 WORKSHOPS
As You Are: Enabling Dialogue in the Classroom through Informal Writing
Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Silence in the classroom sometimes results when teachers don’t know
what students are thinking, and students are not sure what teachers expect
of them. Many students often need not only to understand the purpose of assigned
writing, but must also have useful, dialogic feedback. In this workshop,
we will discuss how to use informal assignments to assess more accurately what
our students are learning, to communicate more clearly our expectations, and
to encourage student-to-student and teacher-to-student communication.
||Introduction and Welcome
William Burgos, WAC Director
from 10/19 workshop
Laurie Lehman and Jessica Trubek
||Dialogic Writing Assignments and Applications
to you and your students
Come up with an informal writing assignment for your course which
Or identify problems you have creating and implementing this kind of assignment?
||Report Back: What have you done in your courses with informal writing
assignments? What has or hasn’t worked for you?