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Motivating Young Writers Through Write-Talks: Real Writers, Real Audiences, Real Purposes
by Amy Alexandra Wilson
|Grades||6 – 12|
Modeled after the popular teaching technique of book talks, write talks are brief motivational talks designed to engage students in writing. Teachers can invite adults from their communities into their classrooms to give write talks, thereby conveying to students that real people go through different writing processes to write real texts for real audiences.
Wilson, A. (2008, March). Motivating Young Writers Through Write-Talks: Real Writers, Real Audiences, Real Purposes. The Reading Teacher, 61(6), 485–487. doi: 10.1598/RT.61.6.5
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
There’s a world of writers out there, and in this lesson students discover them as they listen to presentations from local writers and learn about what, why, and how they write in their day-to-day lives.