After the Morehead Writing Project’s fifth annual Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference on Saturday, I sat down to review the feedback forms and was horrified by one teacher’s comment:
And I wish that teacher was in front of me so I could share this essential idea: you can’t teach the writing process. Well, of course you can, there are countless chapters and books and motivational posters and even apps and programs intended to do just that and there are even more professional development sessions to help teachers do just that. But I want to make one thing clear. Just because you teach it, doesn’t mean students will learn it.
Read the full “You Can’t Teach the Writing Process: How to Make Writers by Showing Not Telling” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/