chapter  5
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Creating a Writing Culture: What Do Students Need?

In their schooling, students engage in all kinds of writing, and the instruction-al implications vary depending on the audience, purpose, and genre. In the elementary grades, when students are just getting their sea legs, so to speak, as writers, they often describe or respond to personal experiences. They write about their family and friends, tell anecdotes, make up charming stories, and compose poetry in various forms.