Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Why Do We Write?

In class, we have discussed the importance of communication. Our conversation involved writing with a purpose, and the boys brainstormed some ideas and shared what they believed to be the main reasons for why people write. Afterwards, they compared their ideas to the 4 main purposes for writing: to inform, to create/express, to persuade, and to entertain.

This year, the focus will be on expository writing where the boys will write 5 paragraph essays, newspaper articles, and a research paper. They will also write reflections, personal letters, poetry, and will have many opportunities to give written feedback on others' work. The boys are looking forward to not only collaborating with their classmates but with their peers from around the world.

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