A Million Reasons It’s Hard to Teach Kids to Write
It’s always nice to find out you are not alone 🙂 I ran across this article recently and felt like I wasn’t alone for a moment. Of course, you are not alone either!
Writing requires a million different skills all at once
We underestimate or are unaware of the mental demands that writing places on young learners. In my first grade class I had six-year-olds for whom writing required them to think about a million different things all at once. Imagine your teacher tells you to write a story about your trip to the park. That’s a piece of cake, right? Wrong! We Teach Children to Hate Writing | Barbershop Books
It is exactly this very problem that hurts all kids in writing…but especially those with learning disabilities (LD). If we can get the million things out of a child’s head by encouraging her to write
JUST OK AT FIRST
[Next Get Help] [Next Make it Great]
she tends to change dramatically.
Off to learn,
Fred Ray Lybrand
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