OK--maybe "terrified" isn't quite the word. How about nervous? Apprehensive? Uncertain? Stop right there. After all, you teach writing well, don't you? Maybe brilliantly!
What’s really embedded in those standards?
Something that has been overlooked amidst all the hoopla of the past several years is that the standards are not all that demanding. Really? Yes, really. They’re basically common sense expectations about writing that in fact have been around for years.
Important Link . . .
Current research supports what most of us have long believed: that writing directly improves reading skills. In other words, one of the best ways to teach reading is through direct instruction in writing. To learn more, check out Marshall Memo 417, January 3, 2012:
Look for an article titled “The road to writing proficiency,” a summary from the recent Harvard Educational Review. Thanks for dropping by–and do bring friends! We’ll be reviewing a new book by Richard Peck, right here on Gurus, early next week.
Via Mel Riddile