Monday, August 28, 2006

Does Homework Have to Take Forever?

Just watching BrownBear hem and haw over a writing assignment I believed to be minutes from completion an hour ago. Opening sentence. Her opening sentence didn't fit, so she threw away the rough draft of her plot and started over. (For the want of a nail...) I am not sure how to help her. She has to understand that writing is private and personal, but for heaven's sake, she is taking it to extremes. She is way too smart to make it this hard. Tears over a story you get to make up?

I just wonder how many of my students are crying over at their houses about the homework I've assigned.


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