Is it Better to Type or Handwrite? An English Class Activity

Is it Better to Type or Handwrite? An English Class Activity
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  • Try out speed reading. Disprove spell-check. Debate handwriting vs. typing. Find out what kind of writer you are. Ready to challenge or engage your students with REAL action research on topics they care about? These topics could change students’ lives, including their confidence levels and how the
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Ready to challenge or engage your students with REAL action research on topics they care about?

This activity, “Is it Better to Type or Handwrite?”, comes from a bundle of 4 real-world inquiry projects for English class . They are NOT formal experiments and lab reports, but they mimic the scientific process of gathering background knowledge, identifying opinions or hypotheses, taking steps to “experiment” with the topic in some way, and reflecting on the results.

In this activity, students try to conclude whether handwriting or typing is “better” for learning at school, based on recent, controversial research. :-)

Some of the CCSS standards accomplished include: W.1, SL.1, and W.7. (Reading Informational Text standards could also be assessed easily.)

This EDITABLE 7-page download includes:
• Overview/Self-Assessment page
• Non-Fiction Reading: articles and synthesis questions
• Experiment page
• Directions for the written reflection/drawing a conclusion
• Whole Class Debate sheet
• Rubric page

NOTE: I have no affiliation with any of the websites or articles listed in these activities. In order to protect the copyrights of the companies and authors, I have provided links to free resources only; no copyrighted material is located inside this download.

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7 pages
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Teaching Duration
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