I got some great responses to my last post– many of them in person in school hallways or grocery store aisles, but also via text and email. The overarching themes were:
1- Writing is about so much more than conventions!
2- Teachers want to be excellent writing teachers but often feel they need some coaching and support to get there.
I agree and am thrilled to engage in this topic here on Wonder Teacher!
Did you try my little exercise from the last post? (You know- the one where you wrote down all the things “good writers” do and then examined your practice to see if you are teaching those things to your students?)
I did! Here’s what I came up with. This is not a comprehensive list, by the way, just a bit of my brainstorm. After each point, I’ll list an implication for our teaching practice. [Read more…]