In teaching writing by using increasingly complex, teacher-created prompts we tend to leave students' actual thoughts and voices out of the process, says Ariel Sacks.
July 2016 Archives
The common core asks for teachers to accommodate more writing quantity and rigor in the same amount of school days. Teacher Sargy Letuchy says this takes some reflection, time, and effort.
Teachers must respond to the differences in how to engage today's youth in writing to develop students' writing skills and their self-perception as writers, teacher Janelle Quintans Bence writes.
Students, particularly high schoolers, are eager for academic and civic arguments. Schools should help them find their place in adult conversations, teacher Casey Olsen writes.
Getting students to revise is even harder than getting them to write. But on the advice of an acclaimed writer and some teaching experts, I've developed a strategy that integrates revision more naturally into students' writing practice.