Teaching Writing Visually
Writing . . . this topic is one of the most challenging subjects to teach. Oftentimes, writing instruction focuses on parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, and penmanship. Did you know that this is only PART of what writing represents? The other part of writing is the actual content, thoughts that are communicated. Even with this, there are still other important characteristics that go into writing these thoughts down such as style and voice. Writing is complicated, but like I said, writing can be challenging to teach.
As a beginning writing teacher, oftentimes I would hear . . .
I don’t know what to write about.
I can’t think of anything.
Do I have to write?
Why do I need to write?