What if 20 minutes of free-choice reading was just as common in K-12 classrooms as The Pledge of Allegiance and taking attendance?
Today another writing teacher said I'm anti-structure. I'm not anti-structure. I'm pro-structure. But I am anti-formula. #bigdifference
Every school has kids who are genuinely excited about books and writing and reading. Find them and nurture them. Grow that culture.
I expect student writing to have a beginning, a developed middle, and an ending, but there is nothing magical about the number 5. #engchat