Not the “Write” Thing

       I’ve noticed that too many kids hate writing. They think it’s only something to study for the state standardized tests, and not an enjoyable and essential lifelong skill.

       A  positive trend in the opposite direction is daily journaling done in many classrooms. Using prompts or a freewrite, students can express themselves on paper without judgement.

    But already in the primary grades, many students already show signs of CWB–Childhood Writer’s Block. They get more caught up in
perfection, erasing, and unfortunately, this gets in the way of  de-veloping the young writer within.


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