The Writers Circle: Writing in Early and Secondary Education

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.