Thursday, April 12, 2012


Question: Why write?

Answer/Quote: “…we write to learn what we think, and…to do that we need an authentic audience and a compelling topic.” P. 13.

Comment: Sometimes we write to learn what we think. There are other purposes for writing. RayS.

Title: “ ‘Catching Tigers’: Bringing the Creative into Writing Instruction.” Deb Aronson. The council Chronicle (March 2012), 12-14. From an interview with Judith Rowe Michaels, author of the book Catching Tigers in Red Weather: Imaginative Writing and Student Choice in High School. NCTE, and John S. O’Connor author of  This Time It’s Personal: Teaching Academic Writing through Creative Nonfiction, NCTE.

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