Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast! We’re getting close to the end of this series on teaching writing. This week we’re going to talk about ways to excite your reluctant writers. You know the ones I am talking about. They don’t have any ideas, they don’t want to try, and they get “done” really fast. These are the students we want to help teach with these five strategies to excite reluctant writers. Our goal is to create a positive experience around writing and build confidence in your little writers.
In this episode I talk about:
- Letting your writers choose their writing utensils, it’s more fun to write with a fun pencil, pen or marker
- Letting your writers choose their topic, let them use their imagination
- Give your students clear, daily writing tasks
- Give daily opportunities for students to share their writing
- Create writing celebrations, make this a quarterly event
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