First off, I apologize for complaining but I am choosing to vent to you fellow K teachers in hopes of receiving some helpful feedback about MMH writing. I have been pleading with my principal to allow our K team to take a different approach to writing, similar to the wonderful things I have heard about "Kid Writing." Just when I thought I had her convinced that a "Kid Writing" approach was much more developmentally appropriate, she broke the news to me that we are required to use the MMH writing with fidelity. Like most reading series', MMH outlines a script for teaching a daily writing lesson which takes students through the writing process. Personally, I don't feel as though young writers need to LEARN writing by taking this kind of systematic approach. I feel it is unnatural and limits their writing ability (generally speaking). Additionally, our school is required to teach writing in a writer's workshop-style approach. While I DO like writer's workshop, I am confused about how to marry MMH and W.W. Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions would be much appreciated.