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Code-switching and the writers notebook National Writing Project 2013

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Do Now: Write down what you would say to introduce yourself to those people sitting around you. Include any information that you feel would be pertinent

How did that introduction make you feel?

Code-switching: The changes we make as we shift our speech, thinking, and writing from Standard, formal English to Everyday English, or from The Neighborhood to The Office

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Youve had a terrible day at school. You have had an incident with your least favorite teacher, the one that you swear is out to get you, and you really need to talk about it, but you are stuck at school for another two hours. This incident has occurred not only at school, in the classroom, but in front of your friends, your enemies, and even your crush. Write an email to your BFF (best friend) telling all about this day that you have been having.

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Reflect: What language did you use? Did you consider your word choices? Punctuation? Slang? Did you use English conventions? Did you use nicknames?

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Now, take the same CONTENT of your email, and write it again. This time, write as if you were going to send it to this teacher.

Consider: We must find ways to reach and validate every student that sits within the walls of our classrooms. By taking students home literacies into account, we tear down the walls of alienation and validate the voices and background knowledge of all of our students. Home literacies include languages spoken at home, dialect, vernacular phrasing, and technology-based literacies.

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It is possible that, through allowing students to feel validated, we decrease feelings of alienation, and decrease opportunities for bullying and other social difficulties faced by young people today.

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Writers notebook: Include five facts or memories of the best friend that we wrote about earlier As this is your writers notebook, feel free to list, jot, doodle, draw, write in English or other languages, etc

Consider: What was that like?

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What sorts of things did you write or draw? Did you find yourself favoring one manner of recording over another? Why? Why do we require students to always write in Standard English, where spelling counts?

Genre-switch: Now take that last piece, and turn it into a recipe, care-label, or other genre

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SOME of the Core Curriculum Content Standards Addressed SL.11-12.1. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 1112 topics, texts, and issues, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. SL.11-12.4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks. SL.11-12.5. Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. SL.11-12.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. L.11-12.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Apply the understanding that usage is a matter of convention, can change over time, and is sometimes contested.

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L.11-12.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

References
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Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Bloodgood, J. W., & Pacifici, L. C. (2004). Bringing word study to intermediate classrooms. Reading Teacher, 58(3), 250-263. Craig, Holly K;Zhang, Lingling;Hensel, Stephanie L;Quinn, Erin J African American English-Speaking Students: An Examination of the Relationship Between Dialect Shifting and Reading Outcomes Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Aug 2009; 52, 4; ProQuest Education Journals pg. 839 Delpit, Lisa (2008). The Skin That We Speak. New York. The New Press. Fletcher, Ralph. (2001). The Writers Notebook; Unlocking the Writer Within You. New York.

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Jacobs, Gloria E. "We Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World." Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 52.3 (2008): 203-11. Lewin, Tamar. "Informal Style of Text Messages Is Showing Up in Schoolwork, Study Finds." New York Times 25 Apr. 2008. 3 May 2008 Prensky, Marc. "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants." On the Horizon 9.5 (2001): 1-6. 11 Sept. 2008 Raab, Diana M. (Ed) (2010). Writers and Their Notebooks. Columbia, South Carolina: The University of South Carolina Press. Ranson, L. (2012). Spanish Classes are the

Perfect Place to Help Students Develop Cultural Comptetence.


Teaching 41. Wheeler, Standard

Tolerance. 42-43. R. S. (2005). Code-switch to teach English. English Journal, 94(5), 108-112.

http://www.corestandards.org/thestandards/english-language-arts-standards/language/grade-11-12/ Resources for the Technology Addicted Classroom


Websites www.storybird.com Students select pictures from the website to inspire writing. Teachers can set up accounts with student sub accounts, and students can publish publicly or privately for their classmates and teacher only.

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www.wattpad.com Students can write, share and read stories of all types on this free website. The only caveat here is that it is a public website which is not content censored and can be connected to Facebook. www.nanowrimo.org National Novel Writing Month is a movement in November that encourages all writers of all ages an walks of life to complete a novels worth of words in thirty days. The website has a place to write an publish for feedback as well as tips, communities, and emails that students can sign up for. Again, a public website, but with more control of privacy. Apps for computers, tablets, and other devices Dropbox One part website, one part free application, save documents and access them remotely. Share your folders with students so they can share their documents with you. Evernote Take notes, add photographs, add anything to help you prime your writing! Evernote offers multiple free apps that will open from a variety of devices. Bubbl.us Free mindmapping software allows students to share maps and brainstorms with each other for feedback and collaboration. Edmodo The free social networking website and app has been created specifically for use in the classroom. Students can post a status, a document, and more, give and receive feedback, or save items to their personal storage lockers. Wridea List, manage, expand upon, and visually organize ideas in this free app. Simple without bells and whistles, this app allows for ease of use and visual aid. Thinkature

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