Writing Partners: Authentic Purposes for Writing — TWO WRITING TEACHERS

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Someone once told me: You can’t write well about something you don’t care about.

One day, I listened in on two first grade partners, Jennifer and Marco, sharing their pieces of writing. I stood ten steps away, just observing.

Jennifer had written a piece about her brother.

I watched as Marco and Jennifer scooted their seats so they could sit shoulder to shoulder, presumably to put one of their pieces of writing in the center to share. Though the two children sat next to each other, Jennifer’s writing was tucked neatly away, her folder halfway across the table. Marco’s writing was exploded all over the table in a messy heap. Marco leaned away from Jennifer and started adding to one of his sketches. Jennifer looked the other direction. I was beginning to think I should step over and do a little coaching.

But before I did, something amazing happened. Jennifer reached over and pulled…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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