I am writing to let you know I will be working with the Livermore Falls special education staff, 6-12, next week. We will be looking at 6+1 traits and matching the instructional framework to diverse levels and students with challenges.
Here are some sites I will be using for the staff development. They are definitely worth a look.
This site has an excellent article, Journals Focus Students and Build Skills by D. Boweman who states, "There's a funny thing about journal writing, though -- even when teachers don't check students' responses for spelling and grammar. "I have seen major growth in these children!" said Bowerman. "Many are now restating the questions and using complete sentences and punctuation. Those skills were definitely missing in September!"