Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Technology Helps Student Prepare for STAAR Writing

Hernandez 7th Graders are busy preparing for the STAAR writing exam using an online resource, Writing Coach by Pearson. Writing Coach is an online writing curriculum that gives students personalized, detailed feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their writing. Writing Coach provides targeted writing feedback in an online format that works for the digital natives at Hernandez Middle school. 7th Grade Language Arts teachers Mrs. Vastano and Mrs. Smith-Williams are able to assign lessons for students to complete. Lessons are targeted to help students with their weaknesses so they can work to improve the skills they need to write. Students enjoy using the netbooks to write and are more at ease using computers to learn how to write.