Want to sharpen SEL skills? Have them write their feelings.
“THE END,” “and then I went home,” and “it was fun” are all endings students use in their writing way too often. Encouraging children to identify their feelings can be a great mini-lesson during writing workshops and a teaching point during a one-on-one writing conferences with a student. If we are truly creating a socially and emotionally sound classroom, and especially if we are teaching the Second Step curriculum, we can integrate “identifying feelings” into our writing instruction to increase our students’ social-emotional learning throughout the day.Read more.