5 Ways to Sneak Writing Into Other Content Areas


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Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been discussing the challenges that teachers face when it comes to writing with our students and how to incorporate more writing into your literacy block. However, there are definitely more ways to get your students writing, without them even knowing it! In today’s episode, I’m revealing 5 ways to sneak writing into other content areas throughout your school day. 

By incorporating writing into other content areas, your students will be exposed to more opportunities that will have them practicing their writing skills outside of your designated writing block. During the episode, I share my 5 easy ways that you can implement at any grade level. Those ways are double dipping, creativity, materials, questioning, and partners. 

Each way that sneaks writing into other areas is easy, quick, and allows students to make connections amongst a variety of content areas, making most of your lessons transdisciplinary. It’s easy to embed writing into social studies or science, but I even have ideas on how to use writing during your math lessons! I also provide numerous examples to go along with each opportunity to write to visually show you how to use them effectively in your classroom. 

Just like when parents sneak vegetables into their children’s foods, the same idea applies when it comes to sneaking writing into other parts of your school day. There are so many great benefits to this, even if your students have stern and unhappy feelings about it. Remember, you know what’s best for them academically, but by sneaking writing into other content areas, you will see a catalyst for change in how your students view writing.

In this episode about how to sneak writing into other content areas, I share:
  • The benefits of having multiple exposures to writing throughout the school day
  • Examples on how to easily implement writing for each embedded opportunity
  • Why to keep each writing opportunity quick and simple, yet still educational and related to different content areas
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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!

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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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