We had Open House at school tonight. I got to meet some of my students. When I finally put faces to some of the names on my class rosters, I thought to myself a couple of terrible questions:
What if I turn these kids off to writing? What if I make them hate literature?
Perish the thought!
They are going to have to read a lot and write a lot and do a lot of work. And even doing all of the work won't necessarily guarantee an "A."
I would be devastated if I were to cause my kids to hate English and writing. It would be almost as bad as causing them to hate Bach. Maybe even worse.