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How a journal project draws students’ interest, boosts skills within the classroom. English teacher Vivian Maguire in this blog post shares how she cultivated students’ interest and choice in speaking and writing topics through a journal project. Maguire writes that she has asked students to bring an object or something else to talk about with the class, and then the presenting student gives peers — and Maguire — the topic for their journal entry, such as a student who performed a rap asked everyone to write about their passion.

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