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This is a great article. In fact this is exactly what I do in every class:
So Kelly Ford’s Senior English class came as a surprise.
Even in 1982 at the age of 17, I knew that something was different. For starters, we wrote every single day. No grammar worksheets in Kelly’s class and no study questions either. Instead, his favorite drill went like this: Enter the room. Grab your journal. Read the prompt on the chalkboard, and start writing. Give me 10 full minutes without stopping. No excuses.
There are many ways to teach writing, and the one thing I continue to push is something Vaughan said about writing: that it’s like working out, because the more you lift and train the better you’re going to get. So you’re going to work out every time you’re in my class.