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2015 Service-Learning Symposium: Give Students a "Write" to Play!

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

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Give Students a "Write" to Play!

Author: Dr. Sarah Hartman

Abstract (Poster and Presentation):

Middle Grades teacher candidates, had  a unique opportunity to work with students and Boys & Girls Club (SSBGC) staff/administrators in English/Language Arts (ELA), especially given the new Georgia Milestones assessment and focus on more open-ended writing skills. Through collaboration with the SSBGC, they created and implemented writing-based ELA lesson plans that were incorporated into doing homework and strengthening writing skills through playing kinesthetic and board games that aligned with the 4th--8th grade Georgia Performance ELA Standards. Teacher candidates also wrote a grant and purchased ELA-focused children’s literature for the Boys & Girls Club including titles such as “The Punctuation Station,” A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns,” and “How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear; What are Homonyms and Homophones?” Sensitivity to all learning/emotional/physical/social needs, and cultural/racial/socioeconomic backgrounds were considered, while providing for student engagement.