ERIC Number: ED498295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: 0
Ten Ideas That Get Kids Writing
National Writing Project (NJ1)
For almost 30 years, the National Writing Project (NWP) has been working to improve the teaching of writing in the nation's schools. Central to this effort is the belief that successful teachers are the best teachers of teachers: that many of the most useful ideas about teaching writing emerge from the classrooms of teachers who are doing the work. This document presents ten strategies that NWP teachers have found successful: (1) Writing need not begin and end at the classroom door; (2) Writing can connect kids to their communities; (3) Kids like to write to other kids; (4) Students write best about what concerns them most; (5) Students are motivated to write when good writing is recognized; (6) Young writers need to do real writing; (7) Children benefit when parents are part of the literacy loop; (8) If a school recognizes the importance of writing, so will the students; (9) A published student writer is a motivated student writer; and (10) With student writing, to celebrate is to motivate.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Student Motivation, School Community Relationship, Peer Relationship, Relevance (Education), Writing Skills, Parent Participation, Literacy Education, Young Children, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.