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The teachers and administrators in my school district seem to be under the impression that having students write in a journal as a warm up activity is not "common core." Is this true?

Sep 17, 2014 7:04pm

  • English Language Arts
  • 9-12
  • Common Core

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    • Sep 20, 2014 10:29pm

      Hi Marie!

      Thats sad to hear; I teach in Aus and journal writing is the first thing we do every morning; both as a class and as individuals. "Common Core." is what you make it. I'm not sure about in the USA but over here we consider it as core because the learning opportunities are endless.. Spelling, building foundations and scaffolding the development of the many different writing styles, grammar, punctuation, reflective thinking and mainly in our class journaling a lot of teamwork and peer assistance.

      Hope that Helps :)