Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects. While teachers commonly ask students to write about a topic in order to assess how well they understand the material, the process of writing also improves a student’s ability to recall information, make connections between different concepts, and synthesize information in new ways. In effect, writing isn’t just a tool to assess learning, it also promotes it.
5 WRITING STRATEGIES TO USE IN ANY SUBJECT
Here are a variety of ideas teachers have shared with Edutopia in recent years on incorporating writing into a variety of subjects.