The teaching of writing often brings about feelings of tension and trepidation. In the age of accountability, teachers feel pressured to succumb to test-based writing practices that stifle student creativity and cause both teachers and students to disconnect from the joy of writing. In addition, teachers sometimes shy away from teaching writing because they are not confident as writers themselves and they question their ability to effectively teach writing. Using a tangible analogy that emerged from a writing partnership between elementary writers and pre-service teachers, this article explores specific truths about writing that can transform a classroom of students into a community of writers who support one another and engage meaningful writing experiences that lift the level of writing and bring authenticity, variety, pleasure, and success to the writing process.
Allen, Jennifer K.
"Eating Pizza with Chopsticks: Discovering Flavorful Truths about Writing,"
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 11:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol11/iss1/2