Quill Reading and Writing with Microcomputers
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Reading and Writing with Microcomputers
Functional learning environments
Quill pedagogical goals
Encourage writing for peers
Develop writing skill in the context of meaningful communication with real audiences
Encourage feedback from others
Provide motivation to read the writing of others
Help with the mechanics of writing
Planner: Helps you to think of ideas for writing. You can take notes and get a list of your notes when you are finished.
Library: Stores your writing so you can change or add to it later and others can read it.
Mailbag: Allows you to send messages to your teachers and your classmates or read the messages they have sent to you.
Creating a communication environment in which students write for their peers as well as for the teacher.
Organizing writing in different ways.
Providing easy access to stored pieces of writing
See: Read Library entries by choosing keywords or titles
Add: Put a new entry into the Library
Change: Change an old Library entry
How To Do It
Poetry, novels, journals, . . .
Selecting a Text
Choose an entry by using
Title and author
There are entries for these keywords
1. Reviews 6. Entertainment
2. Food 7. Delicious
3. Pizza 8. Italian
4. Animals 9. Games
5. Restaurant 10. Movies
There are 3 entries with the keyword: Pizza
TITLE AUTHOR #1 AUTHOR #2
1. Rita's Pizza Steve Keywords: Pizza/Review/Italian
2. Gigliotti's Joan Vinnie Keywords: Pizza/Restaurant
3. House of Pizza Ed Keywords: Review/Pizza/Delicious
Pizza lovers, stay away from Rita's Pizza! I'm sorry to say that poor Rita hasn't the knack for making pizza. When I ate there, I had to wait 25 minutes for my pizza. The crust was mushy and the sauce tasted like tomato juice. The center of the pizza had too much oil on it and it dripped all over my hands and the table when I picked it up. Maybe I went there on a bad day. It just seemed like everything was lousy. The only good thing about Rita's Pizza was that it had a room with video games.
Encourage written communication to diverse audiences
Allow different kinds of writing to occur (informing, persuading, instructing, entertaining)
Motivate students to write more by personalizing the experience
Read: Read messages to you, a group, or the Bulletin Board
Send: Write messages to other people, groups, or the Bulletin Board
See YOUR OWN mail
See the mail of a GROUP
Look at the BULLETIN BOARD
Send this message to a PERSON
Send it to a GROUP
Post it on the BULLETIN BOARD
Jokes & riddles
Feedback on writing
Supporting the collection of notes or data for writing
Encouraging the organization and revision of ideas
Providing an environment for idea generation
Use: Use a PLANNER to start working on your writing
Create: Make a new PLANNER
Modify: Change an old PLANNER
A restaurant review planner
What is the name of the restaurant?
Where is it?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the restaurant
Would you go back again?
Who owns it?
What kinds of foods are served there?
What is their specialty?
How is the service?
Writer’s Assistant goals
Seeing what changes need to be made
Producing final copy
Peer editing and feedback
Writer's Assistant to revise
Drugs are Dumb Benjamin M.Darren S.
What is bothering us the most in New Jersey is underaged kids are taking drugs. their not getting enough education. Some kids even get killed! Adults should educate their children not to take drugs. It would take a few months or weeks to get over this problem. It is important to solve this problem because sometimes people get killed.
Dangerous Damaging Drugs Benjamin M. Darren S.
What is bothering us the most in New Jersey is underaged kids are taking drugs. They're not getting enough education. Some kids even get killed! Adults should educate their children not to take drugs or not to get involved with drugs. To get help you should go to a psychiatrist for help! It would take an unlimited amount of time to get over this problem. It is important to solve this problem because sometimes people get killed. So be smart, make sure you don't take drugs!
We'll tell you some things about Shungnak.
In the winter it is very cold.
In the summer it is very warm.
A lot of people in Shungnak like to go hunting and go get wood.
They shoot a lot of animals and bring them home and share.
A lot of people go camping in the summer.
If they seine they will get a lot of fish.
They smoke salmon fish for the long winter.
We'll tell you some things about Shungnak. In the winter it is very cold. In the summer it is very warm. A lot of people in Shungnak like to go hunting and go get wood. They shoot a lot of animals and bring them home and share. A lot of people go camping in the summer. If they seine they will get a lot of fish. They smoke salmon fish for the long winter . . .
Quill Teacher’s Guide
"Where I'd Like to Live: Students write about places they’d like to live, using encyclopedias, travel brochures, maps, and magazines.
Animal Encyclopedia: Students create their own reference book using their own categories.
Disease Digest: Students create and publish a digest of childhood diseases indexed with keywords such as "contagious," "headache," and "spots."
Classified Ads: Students create classified ads for things they want to sell or exchange, announcements, or services they need or have to offer and post them on the Bulletin Board in MAILBAG.
Television Series: Students plan a television (or radio, play, movie, or book) series. They use a LIBRARY disk to store character descriptions and successive installments in their series.
Game Review: Students write a Game Review planner and use it to create a disk with reviews of their favorite games.
Quill teacher support-day 1
Overview of QUILL
Introduction to the Apple II
Beginning Writer's Assistant: edit a simple file
Use MAILBAG to SEND and RECEIVE messages
CREATE and USE a restaurant review planner
Discuss integrating PLANNER into writing project and implimentations
ADD a restaurant review
SEE others' reviews
Comment on these texts using MAILBAG
CHANGE a restaurant review
Advanced Writer's Assistant
Discuss classroom issues
hot line to provide follow-up help
monthly mailings containing samples of student work, ideas for activities, and software tips.
Realizations in the classroom
New ways of writing
Students writing to other students (writing with a purpose)
Students writing for themselves (writing to learn)
Too Late! (writing with an audience)
The Menudos (students writing together)
Holy Cross brochure (integrated learning)
Telida calendar, bilingual, with poetry & artwork
mail order catalogs
interviewing elders, writing biographies
native studies writing