Category Archives: Teaching

The write questions

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I’m in the process of selecting three finalists in each class for our personal essay contest. At stake: a $35 Amazon card (thanks to parent donations). I have many F students who pulled As and Bs and made the finals, and many more A students who got Cs and Ds….

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Blood of a great confusion

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I teach writing, or I try to. My 8th grade students can prove fairly resistant to such time-honored techniques as revision, turning on spellcheck, and, um, that whole thing where you, like, don’t write run-ons and stuff because that would be wrong or something. Like that. Plus fragments. I give…

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