What lense do you use when looking at children’s writing?


I looked at this 6 year olds work on thinking and thought of this quote a team leader used at the annual parent information night:

“We let children paint their faces, swing around poles, blow bubbles, build cubby houses, go down the street in their ballet dress or superhero suit and we accept them as children. So when we look at children’s writing we must accept them as children and their writing as children’s writing”

Shelley Harwaynne (from the teacher’s college writing project in New York)

Not all writing is for publication and we must focus on the purpose and the message.

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