Benefits of Journaling in the Classroom

Benefits of Journaling in the Classroom

Benefits of Journaling in the Classroom
Journaling is a reflective process that enables writers to take control of their thoughts and emotions. In a classroom, the most obvious use for journals is as a writing strategy, but that is not all. Research has shown that encouraging students to maintain journals can be beneficial as it can:
Inspire […]

Using Mentor Texts to Facilitate Writing

Using Mentor Texts to Facilitate Writing

Using Mentor Texts to Facilitate Writing
Mentor texts are pieces of published literature that can be used as examples of good writing. Teachers can use mentor texts to:

Help students identify and understand the different elements that are essential to good writing.
Inspire students to write compositions of good quality.

Mentor Texts in Practice
Using mentor texts, students are taught […]

What Are Power Notes?

What Are Power Notes?

 

What Are Power Notes?
Power Notes is an organizational tool that helps students systematically organize and categorize information from any assigned topic. This writing strategy incorporates a technique of outlining where students can identify, differentiate and organize information into main ideas and supportive details.
In this strategy the ideas are given a numerical power rating such as […]

Buddy Journals for Writing Practice

Buddy Journals for Writing Practice

Use this tool to enhance writing skills in students. Take the pressure off of writing while developing crucial reading and writing skills.
What are Buddy Journals?
Many students find writing to be an overwhelming task. Writing strategies that can simultaneously put students at ease and encourage writing are useful tools for the classroom. The Buddy Journal is […]

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