Writing in 3-3-3

I was reading from the middle of a post on KitchenTableMath and thinking, “That’s just how they taught writing at my high school!” Someone else wrote 3-3-3 paragraphs! Then I got to the top of the post and realized Catherine was quoting an e-mail from me.

In the comments, Matthew K. Tabor suggests telling kids to read their writing aloud or listen as a friend reads it to them. Excellent advice. If it sounds clunky, it is clunky.

I agree that this is a great cover for a book called Is It Done Yet? on teaching teens to revise their writing. Rewriting is the key to good writing.

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