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Teaching Writing in Elementary School

Children enter kindergarten loving school. They eagerly begin learning their alphabet and look forward to writing their name. By the time they reach sixth grade, they groan when the teacher says, "Take out your pencil and three pieces of binder paper." Somewhere along the line, writing has become a dreaded chore. Something has killed the… Continue reading Teaching Writing in Elementary School

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Elaboration, Evidence, Explanation

Usually when you communicate you do not want to make a statement and let it sit there without further explanation.  If someone were talking, for example, and they said, "I saw a cool movie," you would want more information.  If the speaker doesn't provide it, you get annoyed.  Writing is the same way.  You wouldn't… Continue reading Elaboration, Evidence, Explanation