This routine is repeated two more times, until students have three one-minute writing samples in their journals. Students can respond to course content in a variety of ways.

Integrating Writing and Mathematics Students have to be taught how to write. In each of these cases, several laws were involved, and students needed to cite them in their work.

It is SO easy to do. In short, if students are to learn, they must write. When teaching and discussing a concept, model how you write and record your thinking in your notebook, on chart paper, etc.

What are some examples of things here in the school that we could multiply to a million? Biographies The department editors welcome reader comments. Journal entries, which can be done both in and out of class, can be written on topics initiated entirely by the student or can be in response to a prompt provided by the teacher.

She was particularly interested in focusing on students' use of accurate technical vocabulary in describing how they will solve the problem.

Star, asterisk, or other doodad in the margin to be used sparingly to emphasize the ten or dozen most important statements. Another way to respond to the content of a lesson is to write a dramatic dialogue between two opposing characters, theories, or historical interpretations of an event.

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Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas