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  1. educateempower.blog
    July 19, 2017 @ 11:25 pm

    So true. As a librarian I see that teachers feel that they jump around between genres but never get to really get stuck into how to write well – there is so much focus on what they are writing instead. It is great to expose children to different styles of writing but we need to also give them time to learn how to right. Surely not being able to write well is eventually going to lead to low self esteem?

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    • Teachwell
      July 20, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. I think the insecurity shows in all but the most able who have secured the basic sentence really early on. Otherwise I think it manifests itself in a reluctance to write, just putting anything down and hoping and an unwillingness to take chances. I will be going into more detail about what I think a more coherent sequence would look like over the summer.

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    September 10, 2017 @ 6:52 pm

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