Using Acronyms in the Classroom

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  1. Listlady

    Listlady Companion

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    I think I'm starting to go a bit acronym crazy, ha ha.

    What do you think of this purposely wordy acronym for "wordiness" for my high school classroom?

    W hen
    O stentatious,
    R edundant
    D iscourse
    I nvariably
    N egates
    E fficacious,
    S agacious
    S entiments

    I'm hoping students will get the point--they'll have to look up most of the words in order to understand it, ha ha.

    What acronyms have you come up with?
     
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  3. Ted

    Ted Habitué

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    Wow! That is awesome! You have a talent. :)

    I love using acronyms when I can figure out good words to make them work. If I have to "force" them, then I sort of resent using acronyms! Ha! :dizzy::huh:
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    RACE for questions reacted to a text...
    Restate
    Answer
    Cite examples from text
    Extend your answer
     
  5. Listlady

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    Thanks, Ted. I agree about disliking the forced, ha ha. Ugh.

    Great acronym, czacza, and easy for students to remember.
     
  6. Ted

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    Czacza,

    Since you're having this connect to "REACT", maybe a suggestion. :)

    (R)estate
    (E)xpress clearly your
    (A)nswer and
    (C)ite examples from
    (T)ext
    (E)xtend your answers
    (D)irectly.

    As I said...just a suggestion. :)
     

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