Tag: Texting

Your Students Have Cell Phones

Let the torture, I mean, texting begin A rite of passage for many students entering middle school is being handed their own cell phone. Chances are that parents of kids entering fifth, sixth, or seventh grades have discussed cell phones ad nauseum because their kids have been anticipating getting one for a long time. It

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Help! My Students Write Like They Text!

Using code-switching to improve writing IMHO, LOL, OIC, OMG.┬áIf you’ve recently graded middle school or high school writing, chances are you’ve read terms like these; or my favorite, “wtf – idk” which also happened to be an answer on a student’s quiz. As a middle school English teacher, I became more and more perplexed to

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