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What's wrong with what I was doig?
Old 11-11-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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I have been teaching for many years and have tried many programs for teaching writing including TC writers workshop. Although I felt I gave it my best, I feel that the TC model did not work with my teaching style. Therefore, I have combined many of these programs and "do my own thing". Unfortunately, we do have state tests here in which students must write in response to literature by following a prompt. There does not seem to be any place in this program for this, or for learning the correct format for certain types of wriitng (ie persuasive, compare/contrast). In fact as I research more about this program (my district is now implementing this program because of a few loud teachers) and read more about it and people's opinions about it, it feels a little cult like. If you don't like this program then you are labeled as not a good teacher, because those that like it "believe" that this is they ONLY program that works. Well that's just sad.
 
 

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