What will motivate students to write?

02/20/2011 | Edutopia.org

Students will be more motivated to write if they have a genuine audience they want to connect with, says school-improvement coach Elena Aguilar. She writes in this blog post that in the past her students have written to pen pals in Iraq, created informative topical brochures and compiled family histories to share with their own relatives. Aguilar suggests that even having students read each others' work is motivating, especially when students receive positive feedback.

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