chapter  7
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Bells & Whistles: Additional Classroom R esources

There is no substitute for good, solid writing, but how you present each genre you teach and the fun factor you put into it directly impacts the enthusiasm of students for the writing. It's like eating at a restaurant. A hamburger is a hamburger, whether you cook it at home or order it at a restaurant. Yet, there is just something about the burger served in the cute basket with a well-placed garnish that makes it look so much more inviting. For kids, wrap that burger in paper, put it in a colorful cardboard box or a fun bag, and call them for dinner! The taste probably doesn't differ between the two, but presentation makes all the difference, kicks it up a notch.