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Learning Logs
 
Purpose:  To record the information they are learning, write questions and reflections about their learning.
 

Rationale:  By putting their thoughts down on paper the students gain a different perspective on the reading material.
 

Procedure:
    1.  Have students make learning logs at the beginning of a them study.
    2.  Plan activities for logs:
        *notetaking
        *drawing diagrams
        *quickwrites
        *clusters
    Impromptu writing is the basis for writing.
    3.  Monitor entries.  Respond to questions and clarify confusions.
 

Strengths:  Students thing about what they are reading.

 
Weaknesses:  Could be time consuming when having to respond to all the journal/logs.
 
 

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