This is part six in a seven-part series of ideas intended to nurture critical, creative, and curious thinking while also supporting composition development. With these ideas, writers of all ages can develop understandings about texts and their characteristics, the writing process, and what it means to be a writer.
Whatever you and your students are reading and studying in the classroom will be supported by writing about those topics. The Bare Book provides a slate for recording this learning. If you’re reading poetry, write poetry; if you’re reading about animals, write about animals; if you’re reading biography, write biographies. Thinking made visible, writing facilitates comprehension and supports information retention.