Monday, August 8, 2022
I've been writing in a variety of ways lately, and have also lately observed that it's a challenge to keep all the parts separate, to keep all the balls up in the air in the balanced way I would like. I'm creating a literacy newsletter for my school, writing for my blog almost every day, and recently working on WFMAD, Laurie Halse Anderson's August writing challenge. I need different resources for each kind of writing, different ways of thinking at the task, and sometimes even different places to write so I can feel productive. It makes me wonder how I'd like teachers to think about this as they work with students in all the various writing genres. What conversations can this lead to? As teachers, should we set up the writing places first, but discuss the importance of finding places that are ideal for the different kinds of writing? Helping student awareness that writers think about this part of the writing process might be very helpful in the classroom.