Do you have students who hate to practice writing? Over the past 20 years of teaching, almost every student I have had in my special education class has disliked writing. It is challenging and often a very difficult task for my students. Sometimes just hearing about a writing task can send my students over the edge. Here are 3 different ways I “sneak” extra writing practice into our school day.
First things first…. Do not label these activities as writing!! When you label the task for students as something else (ex: question of the day time), then students will think of it that way. Labeling it writing time automatically makes a student who hates writing bristle.