With that reason, I wanted them to develop the vocabulary to express themselves. They needed to have a voice and an opinion. I knew that those people with smaller vocabularies have a harder time expressing, getting what they truly desire and are more easily manipulated or defrauded. I also know that some people use explicatives because they don't have the vocabulary to really express the passion and feelings they really have.
With this need to truly communicate, understand others and express themselves, I found that a safe journaling experience could give this and more. I knew that they would forever have records of the memories and learning we experienced. Thus here are my notes regarding my writing portion of playing with purpose. There are so many learning opportunities out there. Especially in Utah- go here to see the list I refer to on a regular basis or click on the field trips tab above to take a look at the opportunities. Keeping a record of them not only provides memories but shows progress in a very non intimidating way.
Much of what I teach is in the class but here are the slides for the presentation:
Explore and Journaling PRESO- quick time movie
Explore and Journaling- pdf
Graphic organizers for brainstorming: