Mrs. A and her IEW class was a life saver!
My son, Brendan was at Boy Scout camp with my husband, Brad. One of the Merit Badge requirements Brendan had to complete was writing a brief description of an endangered bird, the Snowy Plover. Brad downloaded several papers about the bird for Brendan and the other boys, but was (deeply) concerned about Brendan’s willingness to write the paper, because he’s seen writing requirements get in Brendan’s way in the past: frustration, more frustration, tears: you know how it goes.
Well, not this year! I wish you could have heard the amazement in Brad’s voice as he described how Brendan read the source material and then just sat there and wrote it—just banged it out. It had to be 120 words and Brendan wrote 125. And (Brad said in awe) “I read it and it was GOOD! It even had a great first sentence. And I said “ I have GOT to tell Jennifier Androkitis! Because it’s her writing class! Thank you so much for teaching that class!