The most powerful of all instructional strategies in terms of its impact on students is Critical Writing.
It “benefits all students by improving memory. Building vocabulary, refining communication skills, deepening thinking level, making connections, and actively engaging students in processing the exorbitant amount of content information they receive daily.”
Cain, S., Laird, M., Cotten, S., & Ellspermann, J. (2021). In The fundamental 5 revisited: Exceptional instruction in every setting (p. 116), Independently published.
Critical Writing is a 3-5 minute quick write at the application level or above that focuses on generating critical thinking and making connections about the content students need to learn. It is not a polished essay that focuses on grammar, punctuation, and structure.