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The Best Ways To Use Mistakes When Teaching Writing

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This is sort of an odd “The Best…” list.

I’ve written a lot in this blog and in my books about using student mistakes as an opportunity and not as a problem, and have an extremely long The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures list.

This list, however, has a different take on the subject. I’ve only got three related resources now, but I’m hoping readers will contribute more.

You’ll see what I’m looking for after looking at these sites:

27 Reasons Why You Should Always Proofread is from BuzzFeed.

Wonderful Video: Brazilian Kids Learn English By Correcting Tweets From Celebrities

The Best Collections Of Funny Signs (For Use In English Classes)

In other words, I’m looking for more resources that, in a funny (though not cruel) way, highlight errors that have been made in language usage. Students can then identify the mistakes, fix them, and learn along the way — and, with a little luck, have fun doing it!

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

2 Comments

  1. Try out the Anguished English book series or the student oriented picture book by the author of Eats, Shoots, and Leaves.

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