This year, I’m going to get my students to write over 20,000 words! And I’m not even counting the essays they are going to type.
At the start of the year, my students will begin building a Writer’s Notebook. This is a place the will house low-stakes, pressure-free writing, lessons on sentence craft, and a place where they will practice thinking through revision.
Here’s the English teacher math that came up with 20,000+ words:
- 150 words per page
- 5 pages of writing a week
- 15 weeks of writing per semester