Monday, September 27, 2010

Teachers know there is a problem

Got this letter this weekend.

Peg -- Did you know that your book inspired a change in the personal narrative writing assignment policy at (Name of School) ?

The fifth grade teachers read the book, conferred, and decided that asking boys to write about their inner feelings and emotions was a losing battle. Year after year they'd get essays like "The Winning Goal" and "My First Ride on the Roller Coaster." So this year they're allowing kids to write fictional narratives so they can explore "someone else's" feelings.

Nice job!

Not exactly what I would have advised for a change in writing assignments, but... a good thoughtful start!

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