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"It's interesting to me that many, many adults will define themselves as 'readers' but not as 'writers.'" Katie Wood Ray, The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts 31
How does this happen? I want to point my finger somewhere, and I don't know where to point it. Is it the curriculum? Is it a writing program that's at fault? Are parents part of the problem? Are we teachers to blame? Maybe it's a combination of factors. I do have my own hunches, but I'm going to keep them to myself (shocking, I know). In any case, I don't want to point my finger just for the sake of pointing my finger. I want to know the source of this sad dilemma. I hope we can find out and fix it, because the 90% deserve better.