The Writers Circle: Writing in Early and Secondary Education

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One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

Whether it’s a book report or a literary analysis, essay writing is a common experience in schools as kids are growing up. However, creative writing isn’t always a required component of classes in school. Do you feel it would be beneficial for students to have a creative writing component included as part of the curriculum in elementary and secondary education? Why or why not?

Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.

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One thought on “The Writers Circle: Writing in Early and Secondary Education

  1. Giving kids an opportunity to write creatively doesn’t mean they have to be given free reign over all of the elements of what they are working on. In that respect, I think there are some built in lessons about it.

    The problem that I see though is there isn’t enough for the student who wants to do more of it in a structured way. I took a creative writing course my freshman year of college; nothing was offered in high school except “independent study” which was a course we were able to design around our own wants.

    As an adult, I’m doing what I can to encourage my kids (and other kids) to write and work creatively as well.

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