Why Do We Have to Write Today?

Notebooks for little girls

In English class, we read “Why Do We Have to Write Today?” by Todd Finley.  Students wrote their own responses to the question, some of which you will see in individual blog posts.  As a group, students came up with these reasons:

  • to ask a favor
  • to request more time
  • to sign a card
  • to obey teachers
  • to tell parents you’ve left
  • to observe lab results
  • to be known
  • to connect with friends
  • to be a teenager
  • to role play
  • to tell stories
  • to explain why
  • to figure things out
  • to feel better
  • to be safe

Why do you write?  Leave us a comment and share your thoughts.


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