Edutopia on Facebook
Edutopia on Twitter
Edutopia on Google+
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

"personal" writing

"personal" writing

Related Tags: 6-8 Middle School
1 Reply 805 Views
In a lit group I lead, they had an assignment to keep a journal while they read a book. In this journal they were asked to make personal connections to the book ie - this character made these goals- what goals do you have? this character learned about respect, write about a time yadayadayada... i have one student who just refuses to go down this road. this is not a new issue, he has been going to the school since fourth grade (now a 7th grader) and this repeatedly comes up. just curious if anyone has any thoughts on how hard I should press this. In the past, we have let it slide or given him options, but now, as he gets older I'm less inclined... thoughts? caroline

Comments (1 Reply)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS

Discussion Electronic Device for Middle School?

Last comment 2 hours 18 min ago in BYOD

Discussion 7th Grade Class Set-up

Last comment 1 day 19 hours ago in Learning Environments

Discussion Need Advice on Blended Learning Techniques

Last comment 1 day 23 hours ago in Blended Learning

Discussion 5 Easy Tips for Integrating Technology in Your Classroom

Last comment 1 week 23 hours ago in Technology Integration

blog The Elephant in the Language Classroom

Last comment 4 days 8 hours ago in Collaborative Learning

Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion.