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  1. Ms. Anderson,

    I just read your comment on the NY Times article on “writing instruction.” As an experienced AP teacher of English Language and Composition, I must concur. I currently conduct district workshops for teachers with a strong focus on teaching writing. I find that teachers often assign writing, but few teach it. I was a bit “old school” in the classroom, asking students to learn the parts of speech and parts of sentences, to diagram. I used the diagrams in my feedback and conferencing, so they could see their awkwardness. Ensuring they know the language of language supports giving specific directives to explore variations in writing style. I also agree that the sheer volume of work for secondary classroom teachers makes the proper teaching and workshopping quality writing a great challenge. I appreciate your comment and look forward to reviewing your blog.

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