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My Students Simply Hate To Write (And How To Change That)

If you’ve found yourself thinking, “My Students Simply Hate To Write!” and you’d like to change that… keep reading!

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Reimagine Writing: Transforming Students’ Writing Experience

Today, let’s tackle a common issue: what do you do when your students simply hate to write?

If you’ve ever faced a classroom full of groans when announcing writing time, this post is for you. But fear not! I’ve got a treasure trove of ideas and resources to turn writing into everyone’s favorite subject.

Why Do Kids Hate Writing?

Let’s dive into why some students hate writing. One major reason is writing anxiety. Kids feel overwhelmed by acronyms and formulas, unsure how to navigate the complexities of writing. They feel like they might be drowning in writing acronyms without the knowledge of how they serve them as writers.

That’s where my Reimagine Writing program comes in handy. It’s a process-first framework that guides students through the writing journey with confidence and you’ll have EVERYTHING you need for a successful writing block in ONE click. Let’s see some of that in action… keep reading!

Another issue cause students to hate writing is the misconception that writing is just about responding to prompts or preparing for tests. Writing is so much more! It’s about storytelling, sharing ideas, and making a real impact in the world. Students need to discover the diverse forms and purposes of writing, empowering them to find their voice.

Making Writing Hands-On and Fun

In many classrooms, writing feels like a chore, a mechanical task devoid of creativity. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Writing should feel like making, a joyful process of bringing ideas to life. That’s why I infuse my writing units with hands-on activities and creative projects. From designing class anthologies to hosting open mic nights, every writing task becomes an adventure. If we don’t want students to hate writing, let’s get hands- on with our writing instruction!

Celebrating Student Work

One of the keys to fostering a love for writing is ensuring that students’ work doesn’t end up forgotten in a pile on the teacher’s desk. Shake it up! Consider publishing parties and showcasing student writing in real-world contexts at the end of a writing unit! Writing can be so much fun. Whether it’s creating class magazines or holding book signing events, students deserve recognition for their hard work.

This resource is included in the Reimagine Writing program. Check it out here! 

Join the Reimagine Writing Movement

Ready to transform your students’ writing experience? Check out my comprehensive blog post on running a writing workshop and explore the lessons for launching unit in the Reimagine Writing program. With practical strategies and engaging activities, you’ll revolutionize your approach to teaching writing.

See you there!

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