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ERIC Number: ED264569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 14
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Finding a Meaning: Reading, Writing, Thinking Applications: Double-Entry Notebooks, Literature Logs, Process Journals.
Wrobleski, Diane
Three different ways of integrating writing and thinking into the classroom are using double-entry notebooks, literature logs, and process journals. In a double-entry notebook, the writer takes notes on the reading, collects direct quotations, makes observational notes, and writes fragments, lists, and images on the left side of the notebook. On the facing page, the student writer takes notes about the notes, summaries, formulations, aphorisms, editorial suggestions, and revisions, and comments on the comments. Useful for most subject areas, the double-entry notebook helps students interact with the text and decide on the meaning it holds for them. Literature logs focus on finding meaning in novels, short stories, poems, and plays, as well as represent the interaction of the reader with the text. The process journal bridges the gap between reading and writing and enables writers to gain insight into their own method of writing by telling what has happened so far in a particular piece and planning what to do next. (Appendixes contain sample entries from a double-entry notebook, a literature log, and a process journal.) (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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