Professional In-Service: Short Course
This poem "Revolution for the Tested" is from Kate's Book Blog, and of course it is a great sentiment. But ask yourself, who is telling a student this? Can a teacher who drills her students on the 5-paragraph theme then entreat them not to write "formulaic paragraphs?" Maybe it's a little too easy to agree with a break-free-of-restraints message for students. Try rewriting "Write" as "Teach," a message on how you'd want the teacher of children you care about to teach.
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