One way to keep writing interesting and fun right now is with the writing of life equations, supporting students in finding phrases to add together to capture small moments, experiences or feelings in their lives.
Use Oral Rehearsal to Aid Note-Taking
Anyone who has ever taught research-based writing to upper elementary school students knows, this is hard, but important, work since children need to know -- from an early age -- that they need to take notes in their own words. Oral rehearsal can help!
Deconstructing the Rehearsal
Intentionally putting a focus on rehearsal took me on a deeper exploration of its importance in my remote classroom.