Teaching the essay kinesthetically

I’m almost done of my writing workshop with my grade twelve students.  We have been working toward writing an amazing persuasive research essay–at least I have been.  My dream is to take in thirty well-written and engaging essays that I just can’t put down.  I did say dream.

kinestheticYesterday I used an activity that always seems to turn on a few light bulbs: my kinesthetic essay.  I break down the steps of the essay writing process then have them demonstrate it “physically”.   It helps them not only see the steps but also gets them up and moving around.  Any time we can activate multiple learning styles we should!

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