Friday, July 22, 2011

Collaborative Writing

Question: Why encourage collaborative writing in our classrooms?

Answer/Quote: “One argument for the use of collaborative writing in our classrooms is that ‘collaboration is an important skill to learn in preparation for working with others in schools and the workplace” (Beach, et al. 71). Another argument is because (sic.) students are becoming increasingly familiar with digital tools and collaborative practices…in out-of-school contexts….” P. 28.

Comment: I believe that these are cogent arguments for encouraging collaborative writing. Of course, we have to learn how to write collaboratively. RayS.

Title: “Building Fantasy Worlds Together with Collaborative Writing: Creative, Social, and Pedagogic Challenges.” RM Rish and J Caton. English Journal (May 2011), 21-28.

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