This week went well, with the challenge of being able to figure out what I would like to do for my project. I wanted to find something that would be beneficial to me and other English teachers. I also wanted to base my project on something that I was already semi familiar with because as a grad student, and because it’s my first time teaching 9th grade English, it’s difficult to find time for anything unrelated to my job.
As I looked through the examples and Dr. Morgans notes on the projects I decided to see if anyone else did anything related to the CAL content area. A previous student had a great proposal about wikis and the writing classroom. Her wiki project inspired me for the idea of mine, a wiki for sentence diagramming. I would link her information here, but I couldn’t find her creative commons licence on her project, so I’m not sure if I can share with my readers…
I have long been intimidated by sentence diagramming, along with my students. I am currently teaching myself how to diagram sentences, so I though it would be helpful for me, my students, and anyone else that needed the help to create a heavily linked page just for sentence diagramming. I chose a wiki versus a blog because I won’t just be focusing on how to sentence diagram, or a weekly journal on how it’s going. I will be doing both of those things and more, which I think would be better presented in a formal, educational way, through a wiki.
Here is my ProjectProposal that I created earlier this evening. Please comment on here or on my wiki with any thoughts,opinions, or helpful information. It is all welcome!