Independent writing in the classroom
(Colorado Springs, CO, USA)
I am a second grade teacher who has a student that has been diagnosed with SPD. Independent writing is the most difficult thing for this child. He talks really well, and has an amazing amount of knowledge. He would talk all day about what he knows if I let him.
However, he completely "zones out" or thinks about other things when the class is assigned with an independent writing activity. I have tried many different things, from positive reinforcement to the taking of recess or making writing for homework to catch up. I play classical music when the children write. How can I get him to break this habit?