Motivating young writers through write-talks: Real writers, real audiences, real purposes
The Reading Teacher
Modeled after the popular teaching technique of book talks, write talks are brief motivational talks designed to engage students in writing. Teachers can invite adults from their communities into their classrooms to give write talks, thereby conveying to students that real people go through different writing processes to write real texts for real audiences.
Wilson, A. A. (2008). Motivating young writers through write-talks: Real writers, real audiences, real purposes. The Reading Teacher, 61, 485-487.