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Old 10-15-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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I struggle with that too. One thing I do is to tell them that they may not write sentences on their graphic organizer.

I also begin by teaching them how to brainstorm. I model on the board first, and then we discuss whether I paused or used neat handwriting or worried about spelling. Then I set the timer for 3 minutes, and they try it.

I tell them that their graphic organizer also doesn't have to be in their best handwriting or spelled correctly. Sometimes doing the brainstorming example first helps them to be freer on the graphic organizer.
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