Simple classroom techniques for to help students make connections, think critically, and construct meaning.
In freewriting, we write continuously: we begin with a prompt and keep our pen or pencil moving throughout the entire duration. We do not stop to question or censor ourselves; we do not concern ourselves with spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or grammar; we do not let critical thoughts creep into our freewriting time. The book shows teachers how to use freewriting to help kids write well and more, regardless of grade level, subject, time of day, or time of year. It is not a difficult process to implement and yet it makes a significant difference in teacher attitudes, student confidence, and, ultimately, student writing abilities.
About the Author
An educator for more than 20 years, Karen Filewych has taught all elementary grades, completed her Master of Education in 2007, and is currently a school administrator. Her busy life includes writing, presenting workshops to teachers, and leading student writing residences.