It’s always nice to find out you are not alone šŸ™‚ 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 aĀ 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 thinkĀ about a million different things all at once. Imagine your teacher tells you to write a story about your trip to the park. Thatā€™s a piece of cake, right? Wrong!Ā 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

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sheĀ tends to change dramatically.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand
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