Visual Feedback: How Three Highlighters Can Improve Student Writing

Writing is full of visuals: authors use imagery and figurative language, stories sweep us away to new places, characters seem to come alive. And yet, when it comes to¬†providing feedback on writing, it’s usually anything but visual. At best, feedback is meaningful and works to improve student writing–whether through comments or a rubric. However, often¬†the […]

To all those who teach writing–

To all those who teach writing– Encourage creativity, but teach the rules of the game. Be steadfast in corrections of commonly confused words: If they’re going to be taken seriously out there, choosing their words carefully matters. Teach them that form speaks, too. Make them notice that a complex sentence tells about a relationship between […]