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    • Addressing teachers’ fear of technology and student success. “Two concerns that teachers have about using technology such as IM or blogs with their students is that students will not take the work seriously and will not use what they have learned...
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    • big screen and ease of use that outshines the iPad.” “For some of my other students, when they use the iPad, they write something they don't like, then erase it over and over again, leaving them with nothing completed by the end of the period,” and...
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    • handwrite, and why they do or do not feel they write better with their iPad. This could be due to lack of teacher training on how to implement iPads into the curriculum (Figure 6) or difficulty typing on a small computer. Social media New...
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    • rather than just another way to write an essay, than perhaps both they and students would have more positive results in favor of the iPad. It is also motivating that students feel that their work is being read, whether it has been typed or...
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    • List of Tables Table 1: Number of Sentence Pattern Constructions—Facebook Essay...........................71 Table 2: Number of Sentence Pattern Constructions—Technology Essay........................72 Table 3: Number of Sentence Pattern...
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    • 6 college, and the sum equals less effective learning and chaos while to teaching the requirements for the future core curriculum. Student learning must surely be affected by such instability. If teachers did not have previous grammar instruction,...
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    • 7 area, (with rules of punctuation, for example) by the time they get into middle school and high school, they simply fake their way through school. There are three different types of students of whom teachers must be aware in order to teach...
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    • 12 Simple Sentence- A sentence that has a subject, verb, sometimes an object and represented by the abbreviation “SV” for subject-verb or “IC” for independent clause. Six-Traits of Writing- six characteristics for good writing approved by the...
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    • 26 continues with the suggestion that the way teachers present grammar lessons is the problem, not the grammar itself. Constance Weaver (1996), an author of many grammar books for teachers, weighs in on the grammar teaching debate by saying, “In...
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    • 29 is saying that having intellectual discussions about grammar is more productive than teaching the rules and hoping that the students will apply what they learn to their own writing. Back in the United States, Dennis Baron summed up the English...
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    • 38 • Sentence Pattern Chart • Student Essays • Essay Tests (both pre and post) Observation is not only a main part of the Scientific Method, but it is also a part of Action Research as well. There are many ways that a teacher-research can observe a...
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    • 39 taught. Next, they had assignments that allowed them to practice using the patterns during class activities; and finally, they wrote the same essay as before to see if the quality of their essays changed in structure and thought. A calculation...
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    • 40 sentence patterns, not just the structure itself. Also, a summative assessment approach was applied to evaluate “the worth of the final product, especially in comparison to some other competing product” (Ross, 2005, p. 5); hence, a combination...
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    • 41 patterns. Finally, students read what they wrote to the class. While writing, students simply insert their own sentences into the patterns. This gave students the ability to choose what they wanted to say while also knowing for sure which...
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    • 42 didn’t feel confident enough to use them. Unfortunately, only a few students attempted to use the new sentence patterns in their own writing. The majority did not grasp the basic idea behind the sentence patterns or the reason why they were...
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    • 46 wonder where to place punctuation marks which will free them up to start to develop other writing techniques for better communication through writing composition. Purpose To see if teaching grammatically correct sentence patterns will help...
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    • 47 focused on not using logical fallacies, producing a logical argument, and following through with the proper format for that type of essay. Sentence construction was taught afterwards; hence, this assignment was used for two different...
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    • 48 of collaborative learning as well as an opportunity for students to have fun with structured writing. Students were heard to have said things such as, “I understand this now!” during the process of story writing while using structured sentence...
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    • 49 Facebook Argumentative Essay—Assignment #1 after patterns were taught. Figure 3 After the first assignment about Facebook, the first pre-assessment prompt about technology was brought back at the end of the quarter to see if there was...

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