[While providing feedback on students’ writing assignments,] I would really like to throw out grammar at times and just see what the kids have to say about an idea or about the story without having,well, having them know that I’m not looking for grammar. If they knew that going in,maybe they would write differently, they would approach the writing assignment differently.And so giving students the opportunity to write differently,knowing that I am not counting on grammar would be a nice change. If you took that element of grammar, they would write differently, meaning that they would produce more. If they didn’t know an accent or screwed up preterit and imperfect I wouldn’t care, and so they would write more, and address the issue on a more personal level or more meaningful for them.
|Title of host publication||Portrait of a teacher: Beliefs on feedback and revision in the foreign language classroom|
|State||Published - 2007|