Today is Encourage a Young Writer Day! I love teaching writing, especially using the workshop method. Honoring students' ideas and interests as valid topics for writing validates their ability to be real writers.
Here is the cover of a book I wrote in second grade! I was so proud to have my work "published." I have kept this book all these years because it exemplifies to me the power of a teacher who encourages students by valuing their work. This is no great writing sample, but empowering me as a writer by binding my work has stuck with me and encouraged me to continue writing.
How do you teach writing?
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