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ERIC Number: EJ788767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
A Recipe for Writing Motivation
Chakraborty, Basanti; Stone, Sandra
Childhood Education, v84 n3 p158-G Spr 2008
There is nothing worse than hearing moans and groans when writing time is announced to students. Motivation for writing begins when students' interests are mixed with opportunities for creativity. This article presents an idea shared by a writing coach who found a way to spark students' interest in writing by developing recipes for more "interesting" foods to heighten writing motivation. Refrigerator Surprise, Risky Chocolate Cookies, and Crawling Candy Creatures are just a few of her recipes to spark students' interest in writing. In this article, she shares writing workshop tips and the recipes and lesson plans for motivational writing activities in the descriptive, expository, and narrative modes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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