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Executive Function and Writing by Sarah Ward

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3/12/18
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2:00 PM CDT – 3:00 PM CDT (Time Zone Sensitive)
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Writing is the ultimate executive function skill as it requires massive amounts of simultaneous “online” processing. When writing one must at the same time retrieve a sentence, determine the correct grammar of a sentence, punctuate the sentence, type/write the sentence while remembering the correct spelling and formation of letter or location of the key on the keyboard, be sure that the sentence written is organized and related to the previous sentence and continues to answer/be relevant to the topic/question the paper is about. Writing is also a social thinking skill as the student must use their social thinking to identify who will be reading their written work and then consider as they write what they “want their reader to think” when this person is reading what they have written. Learn how to infuse executive function based instruction into your existing writing curriculum to support students in developing executive control for the writing process, to improve initiation of writing tasks, to increase the quality and volume of their thought retrieval, to expand on their ideas and to use metacognition to evaluate the quality of their writing and to be sure their written expression meets task requirements. Learn cool ‘tech tools’ for writing!
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Executive Function and Writing by Sarah Ward