Good point. Many teachers start with a 10 minute write and work their way up as student skills strengthen. Tell them it’s about training for stamina just like long distance running.
Usually, grade 4 students will not have the stamina for a solid 20 minute write. But, some grade 7’s and 8’s are “unproductive” writers as well – and will need to be worked up to the 20 minutes you want.
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