We are about to start a writing unit. My students have a problem with IDK, OMG, and other horrible TXT shortcuts. So we went over the texting shorthand that isn't allowed! They had to write what each shortcut meant and then give me five of their own.
After they did that they were informed to FORGET them. If they tried to use them points would be deducted. They then had to take the terms and use the non-shortcut version of them and write a letter trying to persuade someone to do something. For example: One student hates her assigned seat, she then had to write me a letter explaining why I should change it.
It's not perfect but it's kind of neat right?
All 11 followers I'm asking you, what you think.