Raise Your Hand, Answer the Question, and Keep Your Voice Down

Reflections from a human, father, husband, & educator.

As I was sitting, getting things organized for the end of the day, a student came up to me and asked, “When are going to write fantasy stories?” I thought about it for a second, and was just going to tell her we weren´t…but I finally realized something about workshop…The reason we focus on personal narratives, and informational pieces about things that they already know, is because we are taking away the cognitive load of creating content, so they can focus on learning and using the strategies of great writing.  I let the student know this powerful thought I had. Her reply?

“So, when are we writing fantasy stories?”

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