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5 Activities to Get Kids Writing in Every Subject

Research demonstrates that writing can boost learning in almost any content area, including math, science, and social studies.

February 5, 2021

A 2020 study that analyzed decades of research found that writing “reliably enhanced learning” across all grade levels and multiple subjects, including science, social studies, and math. Strategies like “I Wonder” journals and low-stakes writing prompts can encourage students to write in any classroom.

For links to the research and to learn more, read "Why Students Should Write in All Subjects."

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