The Strategy of Journaling

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A short description of the research-based journaling strategy

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<ul><li>1.Strategy Presentationon JournalismJennifer Orlando EEX 4066 Dr. KinneyJune 14th, 2012</li></ul> <p>2. There is no solid evidence that explainswho the first teacher or researcher wasto use journaling in their classroom. 3. Journaling can be used across the curriculum.Dialogue Journals: Dialogue journals are conversations in writing.Reading Response Journals: These journals are used tocapture students reactions to books and to track their reading.Math Journals: The goal of writing in mathematics is to providestudents with opportunities to explain their thinking about mathematicalideas and then to re-examine their thoughts by reviewing their writing.Science Journals: Writing science journals could be a great wayfor the teacher to have a better understanding on how the students arethinking about the science lesson.Art Journals: The art journal gives students a place to plan, togather resource and research materials, to do preliminary drawings and toexperiment with media; in short, to explore and document their personalcreative processes. 4. Theatre NGSSS: TH.68.C.2.2 Keep a rehearsal journal to document individual performance progress. TH.912.C.2.5 Analyze the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refining skills and techniques by keeping a performance or rehearsal journal/log. Health Education NGSSS: HE.912.B.2.1 Explain skills needed to communicate effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health. Dance NGSSS: DA.912.C.1.3 Develop and articulate criteria for use in critiquing dance, drawing on background knowledge and personal experience, to show independence in ones response. Visual Arts NGSSS: VA.68.S.2.3 Use visual-thinking and problem-solving skills in a sketchbook or journal to identify, practice, develop ideas, and resolve challenges in the creative process. VA.912.S.2.4 Use information resources to develop concepts representing diversity and effectiveness for using selected media and techniques in a sketchbook or journal 5. Language Arts NGSSS Access Points: LA.1112.4.2.In.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g. summary, newspaper article, log, journal, brief report). LA.1112.4.2.Su.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g. daily journal, log, brief article). LA.4.4.2.In.a: Write in an expository form (e.g., daily journal, log). LA.5.4.2.In.a: Write in an expository form (e.g., daily journal, log, simple procedures). LA.6.4.2.In.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g. journal, log, newsletter article). LA.6.4.2.Su.a: Write in an expository form (e.g. daily journal, log). LA.7.4.2.In.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g. journal, log, article, brief report). LA.7.4.2.Su.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g. daily journal, log, summary). LA.8.4.2.In.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g. journal, log, summary). LA.8.4.2.Su.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g., daily journal, log, summary). LA.910.4.2.In.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g. summary, newspaper article, log, journal, brief report). LA.910.4.2.Su.a: Write in a variety of expository forms (e.g. daily journal, log, summary, brief article). 6. How do I start?1. Decide what type of journal you 3. You should model initial entries. want to use in your classroom. Using an overhead projector, Think about the purpose of the classroom chart or work together journal and how will you use it. to write a sample response.Students can copy the class2. Prepare the materials. Yourresponse in their own journal or students journals may be loose- write one of their own to keep an leaf notebooks or folders. example. Individual pages should be contained in some way so that 4. Schedule time for regular journal they are not lost over time. use. Students are all engaged inthe act of writing and thisenables individuals to generateideas, observations andemotions. 7. The Dos and Dontsof topics to write about. Only finished pieces should beused for grading. You should not grade or correct Comment on your students the writing in journals.writing by offering Do not use the same prompt forsuggestions, constructiveevery journal entry, otherwiseremarks, questions, andstudents will get bored and slipencouragement wheneverinto the routine of writingpossible (sometimes studentswithout having a real reflectionwill respond to the teachersor real purpose.comments). Change up the journal promptsto make sure they get a variety 8. Assessment &amp; Evaluation The journal can be used as a reference file to help the teacher monitorindividual development and progress. Entries should not be evaluated asfinished products. The evaluation of journals should emphasize the content. While each journal is unique, good journals share the following characteristics: personal observations questions speculations and predictions evidence of developing self-awareness connections between personal experience and newinformation </p>