Increasing Student Writing Skills and Motivation (Part 2) - The Literacy Dive

Increasing Student Writing Skills and Motivation (Part 2)

As promised, this episode is a continuation of the conversation on ways to increase motivation and writing skills with your students. Let’s be honest, we all have at least one student who desperately avoids any writing task. It’s those exact students I always think of when I introduce new strategies because we’ve got the opportunity to show them that writing can be fun!

If you listened last week, you’ve already learned five ways to get students excited about writing. Well today you’re going to learn six more! With little effort and a lot of creativity, these strategies will get your students involved with not only other children in their class but also outside in the community. Dare I say it, but they may even look forward to writing once you introduce these activities! Let me know which one of these ideas is your student’s favorite by sending me a DM on Instagram @theliteracydive.

In this episode I share:
  • Tips to create an exciting writing environment
  • Ways to make writing fun while practicing the 5 parts of a friendly letter
  • Ideas to make connections in the community to increase motivation
  • Easy and simple year-long activities that spark excitement
  • How to utilize technology to increase involvement in writing tasks
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Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive Podcast was created to offer actionable steps and to share information for teachers, like you, who are always looking to improve their craft! ELA is our jam and we are excited to dive into all things reading and writing with you!

Your host, Megan Polk, is the creator and owner behind The Literacy Dive and loves to support students and their teachers with curriculum, literacy instruction, best practices, and engaging literacy activities.

Dive in with us every Monday for a new episode from Megan! She, and her guests, will chat about various literacy topics and will bring you tips and tricks that can easily be implemented in your classrooms. You can tune in wherever you get your podcasts! Listen to The Literacy Dive Podcast on platforms like Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, and more! If you find value from listening to this podcast, please rate this show, leave a review, and follow!

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Hey, I'm Megan!

I am a literacy specialist and curriculum designer who loves sharing tips and ideas to help students thrive in literacy! It brings me joy to await those a-ha moments and to see light bulbs turn on!

I have a huge passion for reading and writing and love to co-mingle the two any chance I get! You can expect to learn new strategies and ways to keep your students engaged during your literacy block! I am so glad you’re here!

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