Why I Write in the Summer

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June 24, 2013 by WITS Editor

Kids in a tree

Kids in a tree (Photo credit: bryanhanson1956)

Summertime writing is better than the rest of the year

I can write anything I want and there’s no teacher to grade it

If I want to write in a tree, I can

There are no desks for me

Summertime writing is better than the rest of the year

I don’t worry about commas and all that stuff

I write crazy, mixed-up adventure stories

The world just opens up to me

Summertime writing is better than the rest of the year

You should try it

By Jillian, 4th Grade


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