What to Do With Free Writes

Judith Dubois in France has a great idea of how to use students’ free writes in a way that still respects the comprehensible input theories behind TPRS. Since we know that error correction doesn’t really help students anyways, but rather just discourages them, I think that this is a great way to use students’ free writes. Judith suggests typing up the students’ stories and fixing the errors as you do so. Then the following day in class, you can pass out the stories and the students will have something to read that should be comprehensible and also repeats the structures you are working on, thus helping students to continue acquiring them.

Source: Judith Dubois, Mrs. D’s Funny Little Classroom

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