The Writing Process: Introduction

For the next series, I am going to focus on the writing process. I will share some of my lecture notes, but also share some of my favorite assignments I use to enhance my classroom. Some of the assignments are creative. They challenge the students to think about writing in a different way, and I am always up to challenging my students in a creative way.

So, let’s get started with some advice from Stephen King:

and Neil Gaiman:

I show these two videos at the start of my writing unit. I like the direct answers to what it takes to actually write. Both authors indicate the importance of reading. I also like how Neil Gaiman talks about living, about doing things that make us human. This is what gives us content to write about.

Next post I will share the prewrite activities I have my students use throughout the year.

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About jboelhower

I am a husband and a father. I have been in the field of education for over 20 years.
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