Using an Essay and Daily Diary for Writing Skills in online Teaching.

Sample lesson Plan for American History Revealed

By Dr. Pelham Mead

In this lesson you want to get your students to work on writing and how to properly write an essay.

Go through each step online with your students and have them read to the class what they wrote. Begin with the Thesis and expand to writing an outline. First sketch the outline modules and then flesh out what will go in each module. Emphasize 

ESSAY Assignment

Explicitly teach appropriate writing strategies using a Model-Practice-Reflect instructional cycle. Explicitly teach strategies for planning and goal setting, drafting, evaluating, revising, and editing. Instruct students on how to choose and apply strategies appropriate for the audience and purpose.

Follow these seven tips to teach essay writing to your children.

  1. Refresh on basic writing skills. … 
  2. Start with a thesis. … 
  3. Show them how to write an outline. … 
  4. Encourage them to read. … 
  5. Practice lots. … 
  6. Use technology to help your child. … 
  7. Online tools can help teach your kid essay writing. … 
  8. Conclusion.

A Simple Daily Journal Template: Yesterday, Today, Check-in

When you journal — just ask yourself these 3 simple questions:

  1. What happened yesterday?
  2. What am I doing today?
  3. How am I feeling?

That’s it.

Recap what you did Yesterday, organize what you’re doing Today, then do a quick emotional Check-in to clear your head.

You’ll feel different immediately.

In a time of newsfeeds, notifications and endless to-do lists, it’s so rare that we actually pause and ask questions that force us to slow down.

There’s no right or wrong way to fill in this template. Make your entries as long or as short as you’d like.

How to get the most out of this journal template

The Yesterday, Today, Check-In daily journal template gives you the structure, but you actually have to follow through consistently to feel the benefits.

A personal trainer can give you the perfect workout routine, but it’s useless unless you actually do it 🙂

So here’s a few tips to help you build a small journaling habit, and actually get use out of the template:

Tip #1 — Attach journaling onto an existing habit
Journal immediately before or immediately after something you already have an existing habit for. Some things you could “piggyback” your new journaling practice onto: brushing your teeth; eating breakfast; arriving at work.

Tip #2 — Pick a journal format that gets out of your way
What’s the fastest and easiest way for you to answer those three questions? Pen and paper? Voice recording? Using an app like Day One or Journey?  Sending an email to yourself? Using a simple text editor? Pick whatever format has the least friction to get those answers out of your head.

Tip #3 — Journal rain or shine
This is the one where most people fail. Journal when you’re sick, when your head hurts, when you’re on vacation. It just has to happen, even when you only have time to scribble a short entry.

Build on the habit over time.

Just as a yoga beginner may start out with basic poses then move on to more difficult ones, you may want to increase the complexity of your journal prompts over time.

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