The Question Of Writing Stimulus & Topic Choice In Children’s Writing At School. | literacyforpleasure

The Question Of Writing Stimulus & Topic Choice In Children’s Writing At School.

We begin with some wise words from Donald Graves, writer, teacher, researcher and thinker:

‘Children want to write’. – Donald Graves

In this post we want to suggest that the provision by teachers of cross-curricular ‘topics’ or ‘writing stimuluses’ for writing in school is often inhibiting the desire to, and quality of, children’s writing. Luckily, there is another way of offering topic choice which can redress this sad state of affairs.

If you agree with Donald Graves’ assertion, the question you…

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