Teacher: You have an exciting topic idea for your feature article. You feel passionate about the topic go-kart racing. Part of writing a feature article is to include a different perspective that others may have. Your classmates told you that it seems dangerous for a 10 year old to drive 50 mph.
Student: Why would I write about that? I really love it.
Teacher-(Thoughts in brain- Duh!) He is too close to this topic to write anything, but good things. Try something else-video games.
Teacher- You love video games!
Teacher- What about the ratings, what do you think about them?
Student- I don’t know
Teacher- (Brain- duh. again)
Teacher- I guess the bottom line regardless of the ratings you will play whatever you want right?
Teacher- What do you think about school uniforms?
Student- Well I think they might help prevent bullying.
Teacher-(Brain-yeah! I think we might be on to something.)
Teacher- I like that you have that idea about uniforms being a good thing. Do you think you could write about that and also include reasons why kids would not wear uniforms?
Teacher-(Brain- let the writing begin!)