Event Details

Responding to Students (and their Writing)

Time: 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
Date: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Location: Wood Hall Room 108

    During the workshop, we will discuss Sideshadowing, a process developed by Dr. Nancy Welch.  By asking students for their reactions to their drafts BEFORE they hand them in, sideshadowing allows teachers to make sure the responses we write meet our students’ needs as developing writers. When teachers respond not only to the words on the page but also to our students intentions and difficulties in the margins, we reduce our time spent responding while simultaneously making the responses we craft more meaningful to our students. 
    In order for the workshop to be most successful, participants will need to bring something you have written.  This writing could be an assignment, a syllabus, a teaching philosophy, a piece of scholarship—anything as long as it’s about a page long.  With your writing in-hand, you will be able to practice this sideshadowing technique for yourself.   Throughout this hands-on experience, you will be able to determine how you might want to integrate (and/or revise) sideshadowing practices for your own classes.


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