“Where children choose to write is best to support.”
You need to make it known that we are writing for a purpose. Whatever research, lecture, or conversation that’s been had leads up to some big purpose. There’s nothing wrong with writing just to write. However it’s up to us teachers to motivate, encourage, and support the students’ learning. By motivating students, through the various resources we’ve provided, gets them to willingly choose to write which in turn becomes the best support in forming young minds.
You can use writing focus lessons to motivate students and introduce them to a plethora of writing styles. We did such in the classroom when we wrote a school newspaper. This type of lesson transformed not only our writers but the whole classroom.