Want to Harm Writing? Teach it the Traditional Way!
Frankly, we know, the more we teach kids to obsess on correctness in grammar and writing...the worse they write and the less motivated they are (oh no...did I end with a verb thingy?).
If you want to grow a fine writer, then help them find their voice. Here's a starter kit of the point!
Off to learn,
Fred Ray Lybrand