|Here is how most of my writing starts.|
Why aren't schools helping students write for real? Why aren't those who teach writing, publishing their work and helping their students to write for real audiences?
In her article, How to teach kids to write effectively, Author Penelope Trunk, tells us that however you're teaching your kid to write, it's the wrong way. She advises that lessons in passion-finding skills are way more important than any writing curriculum you've dreamed up.
Below are five tips she suggests for helping kids write in ways to support them in being successful in careers.1. Write short. Very short.
2. Write the way your audience reads.
3. Write via iPhone.
4. Make videos with everything you write that's long.
5. Make ideas visual, not only text.
Trunk says that traditional ELA classes are just another example of outdated curriculum created by people who are looking backward to protect a dead status quo. To read more about each idea, check out the full article here.