“QUOTE OF THE DAY
“You learn to write by writing. It’s a truism, but what makes it a truism is that it’s true. The only way to learn to write is to force yourself to produce a certain number of words on a regular basis.” –William Zinsser in On Writing Well.”
This was part of Stacey’s call to post quotes this morning! Do you REALLY believe it? What’s the evidence? Is it the number of words you write? Is it the amount of time you write?
Is your threshold for evidence AT LEAST what you would expect from your students? Think about how often you require students to write “on demand” . . .
But . . . they get to choose what they write about!
“It’s still an on demand.”
“But that’s required for IEP/Progress Monitoring . . . “
“Whatever you “require” for your students, you should meet or exceed as the teacher! The March Challenge to write for 31 days straight is basically equal to requiring a weekly on demand during the school year. And think of the stamina that is built up.”
Are you writing as much as your students?
Should you be writing MORE?
Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy at “Two Writing Teachers” for creating a place for us to share our work.