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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 K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 20
Students examine the different ways that they write and think about the role writing plays in life.