Friday, October 7, 2011

Journals and Comprehension

Question: What can be learned about students’ reading comprehension from their journal entries?

Answer: The teacher can learn from journal entries what students understand or don’t understand about the lesson’s content.

Comment: It doesn’t take long to read journal entries by students if you don’t correct the entries. Note writing problems for later teaching. Or underline the problems in red without comment. RayS.

 Title: “Using Journals for Content Area Comprehension.” LR Gauthier. Journal of Reading (March 1991), 491-492.

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