Time For Reflection: The Three Major Approaches Teachers Take To Teaching Writing & Their Limitations. | literacyforpleasure

This article is written with the intention to inform and provide interested parties with the opportunity for reflection.


In his book Growth Through English, John Dixon discusses the three common ‘types’ of writing teaching: skills, book planning/novel study and personal and community growth. 


A skills approach to teaching writing focuses on the learning of:
correct spelling,
cursive handwriting,
correct grammar usage
comprehending the use of longer and more complex sentence structures.

We may recognise this as matching the current requirements of the…

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