I've read before that the audience of writing needs to be established for students. I never fully understood this until I found out that I have a student that reads my blog. Don't get me wrong, I am so glad that this student gets a chance to read what I write. It reinforces that I have an audience. But now I realize that by having an audience, I rethink some of my writing. I am hoping that by giving my students real audiences for their writing, they will also rethink some of their writing and will write with a purpose, with an audience in mind, with something more than just writing on a whim.
Currently, we are writing like an author and will send our writing actually to her. Can't wait to see what these young writers create!