Byline: Dorothy Weber
Last Saturday, 32 of our students participated in the Northwest Suburban Young Authors Conference, a workshop where selected students meet with professional writers to work on writing skills and learn about the writing profession.
The work these students did would probably remind many of us of the composition assignments from our school days.
In Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 and in schools across the state, writing instruction has changed during the past decade.
The Illinois Goal Assessment Program (IGAP) testing includes a writing component for all students in grades 3, 6, 8 and 10. It includes three types of …