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Every week, I have my class write a 1 or 2 page journal assignment, usually on a relevant topic for the date. So far we have done Thanksgiving (a riot discussing the Indians!) favorite everything, and Christmas. I learn a great deal, and the students get to share their culture. One added twist for the advanced classes - I have started writing my own journal assignments. I make a point of making lots of the same mistakes they make in grammar, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation, word choice, etc. The first time, it drove my students crazy, but they have gotten used to the idea, and say that they learn more correcting my work than writing their own. I would think this could be done with intermediate classes as well. Have a wonderful week!
Name: Terri Meckes
Location: Woodbridge, VA USA
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