Skype visits improve test scores
Participating in the Skype an Author activity with Marsha Diane Arnold has been a wonderful experience for all of us. I shared with Mrs. Arnold a plan of action to help my students in grades 2 through 5 think more deeply about their writing skills and strategies. Through this experience, Marsha provided information about her personal writing strategies, being an author, developing pre-writing skills, and researching. The students also were provided with writing prompts. Marsha challenged them to write a sequel to her Roar of a Snore. Roar of a Snore 2! It sparked them to new heights with their writing skills and desire. We actually created a writing prompt using Roar of a Snore in a program which assesses the students on content and grammar. The teachers shared delightful news about seeing a marked improvement. This opportunity helped students get focused on writing, and they enjoyed it!
Tina Riley – Technology Integration Specialist, Roane County Schools, WV