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Today, I read the best e-book ever on teaching writing! “Help! I Have a Reluctant Writer” by Kim Kautzer.
As a child I hated to write. I’ve never really found good advice that would crush my fear of teaching this dreaded subject to my children, so I struggle. Then I read, ‘Want to sound the death knell for your child? Tell him to write about anything he wants!’ How TRUE!! [Kim] nailed it! It was true for me as a child, when my teacher rambled on to deaf ears. Oh, those middle school days were a nightmare.
I studied [Kim’s] advice. It’s practical, and it makes sense. First, she eliminates YOUR fear by telling of her own reluctant writer – she moves you forward. She systematically gives steps that do not overwhelm you as the teacher. I’ve read books where the advice still doesn’t cover issues for someone who struggles. I need clear steps, examples and IDEAS … I learned my methods were the ones I hated when I was little. I was expecting independence too early and giving up too soon. I love that [Kim] encourages dictation and promptings from you as the teacher.
Theresa Powers, Curriculum Share