“Writing is fun! I think the element of fun in the writing classroom has gone AWOL in recent years.”
Read a sample from the introduction and chapter 5 of Joy Write. In it, Ralph introduces the idea of “greenbelt writing,” a type of informal writing that is raw, unmanicured, and uncurated…and that can lead to tremendous growth (and joy!) in writers.
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Greenbelt writing is explored more deeply throughout Joy Write, offering examples of this type of writing, and answering questions like, “How should a teacher respond to this kind of writing?”