"Elementary school student writers generally view writing in terms of “assignments”. What does my teacher want from me? Am I following the rubric? Will this piece of fiction, non-fiction, or opinion writing earn me a high score? Will my writing skills pave the way for success on a state test? While all of these thoughts are generally valid in a student’s mind and in school situations, the world opens up for a young writer when they realize that their writing counts outside of the classroom as well. The world values creativity, and in this day and age of testing, testing, testing, teachers and students alike seem not to have time for the innate and wonderful gift of the creative story—reading and writing for the sake of pure enjoyment..." Read more.
By: Mrs. A
Published: February 14, 2017