ERIC Number: ED378587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Use of Student Journal Writing. ERIC Digest.
Cobine, Gary R.
Student journal writing can connect reading, writing, and discussing through activities that accommodate diverse learning styles and that further students' linguistic development. The various uses of journal writing can be incorporated into one compact student notebook. A notebook for an English class might consist of a dialogue journal as a preface, a literary journal as the body of the notebook, and a subject journal as the glossary. By keeping a dialogue journal, a "conversation in print" with the teacher, students develop during a semester from self-expressive writers to expressively communicative writers. By keeping a literary journal (a written record of personal responses to passages from literature) students read actively, responding throughout their reading. A subject journal, a record of written responses to expository texts, could serve as the glossary of the student notebook by including: (1) responses to background readings such as biographies, histories, and genre students; (2) a personalized dictionary of literary and linguistic terms for investigation; and (3) a personalized stylebook of rhetorical, grammatical, and mechanical concerns. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Dialog Journals, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Journal Writing, Reader Response, Student Journals, Writing Exercises, Writing Strategies
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th St., Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.