What Does It Matter If Students Are Not Fluent?

Imagine two students. Both of them are hard working, intelligent, persistent in the face of challenges – they have all the virtues of good students.  BUT one of them writes at half the speed of the other. 

Now imagine high school homework – 3 hours a night for the one who is fluent would be 6 hours of homework for the other one. Nobody has 6 hours to do homework, so the second student starts to skimp on one or other of the subjects or even to cheat.

Extreme Writing is designed for grades 4-8 for just that reason.

Fluency isn’t everything – but it sure is worth working on.

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