Black women are superheroes. pic.twitter.com/9s2bssliqW
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 5, 2018
Ok, America. Your July 4th/Independence Day thing is coming up. Here are a few things that I think you should re-read or read for the first time. I have included audio where possible so you don’t have any excuses. 1/ pic.twitter.com/lRMiYroS1s
— Val Brown (@ValeriaBrownEdu) July 3, 2018
My goal this summer includes curating a new concept of what an essay is and can be.
I sent my request out to the good educators on Twitter, tagging @ncte and @writingproject, and received a few ideas. Some switched up the medium, such as “do a video essay” and that’s partly what I was looking for, but not quite. I’m looking for essays that don’t feel like the rigid essays of “school” — one of the most unnatural forms of structured writing.
— Kelly (@mrskellylove) July 3, 2018
This post doesn’t have answers yet, or the curated list. It’s a start, a placeholder for the process. My goal is to encourage and foster true excitement about what essay writing is, and reading of essays. Though I have bristled over the structured, formulaic writing of essays it’s a love of reading essays that motivates me. I don’t want students to hate writing. None of us do. So why do we keep ignoring all the rich content and mentor texts that are shared? Not a single writer uses the five-paragraph structure. I can understand its use as a foundation, but we need to have some hard conversations about when to take the scaffold away.
“If you only hear one side of the story, at some point you have to question who the writer is,” @ClintSmithIII tells us. #4thOfJuly #BriefButSpectacular pic.twitter.com/yFpQgRg91t
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) July 4, 2018
Welcome to the NWP Knowledge Base https://t.co/ZVTYYZW22X via @writingproject
— Kelly (@mrskellylove) July 4, 2018
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