Monday, September 10, 2012

Teaching Kids about Internet Writing

Hi, there! It's Farrah, from ThinkShareTeach, to share a writing lesson with you that worked wonders with my class today. With the beginning of school upon us, many of us are introducing Internet literacy activities and websites to our students. After introducing my kids to Edmodo and letting them make ToonDoos last week, I realized that we needed a lesson on appropriate grammar and usage for writing on the Internet. After some thought, I came up with this anchor chart:

The goal was to help students see that an author's purpose for writing and the people who will be reading the writing determine the rules for what and how they compose. I did this lesson before having students begin posting on KidBlog, and it was a huge help! What was great about this lesson is that instead of ME telling them it was unacceptable to use symbols or lower case letters on a blog post, they came to that realization themselves! Here's a picture of what our classroom chart looked like:
Many of my students had no idea that their blog posts or projects could be viewed by anyone! That really started to put things into perspective for them. Once they started writing their first blog posts, they were very conscientious about spelling, punctuation, and capital letters. These were probably the BEST (most correct) first posts I've ever had! This is something I will definitely repeat year after year.

Now, on to your FREEBIE! I created a file for you (in two formats) to use to teach the lesson: Promethean flipchart and PowerPoint. I also included the PowerPoint file I used to create the words and pictures for my anchor chart. Feel free to change and adapt as needed! (Please link back to my blog if you post about it).

You can download the entire zipped file here.

~Farrah

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