Writing is one of the parts of language that students are still developing along with their reading, talking, and listening skills. For some students what they know about mathematics may exceed their ability to communicate it through the written word. Students learn to write by writing. Writing needs to be original thought, not just copying something that someone else wrote. As the teacher, providing an environment that is rich in mathematical language is a priority. Providing students a Journey’s Notebook, if for nothing else but the development of a Glossary and a Journal, offers a place where students can record their thoughts and experiences as it chronicles their growth over time while on their educational journey.
Writing About can be a small group writing activity or an individual activity. This is a good activity for struggling students and ESL/ELL who may need some support in writing. Writing about this week’s topic provides students an opportunity to reflect on their work over the past week. Parents and caregivers find this very informative and it provides a way for them to stay in touch with what is happening in the classroom. This can also be used as a formative assessment probe for the student.
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