Literacy Strategy #23
learning logs emphasize using writing as a tool!
What do students write in learning logs?
why use this strategy?
- EXPLORE ideas
- PRACTICE using new vocabulary
- PERSONALIZE their learning
how to use this strategy!
2. USE learning logs - students take notes, draw diagrams, list vocabulary words, and write summaries
3. MONITOR students' entries - teachers read the learning logs, answer their questions, and clarify any misunderstandings
4. WRITE reflections - students write a reflection, at the end of the thematic unit, about what they have learned
when to use this strategy?
- during thematic units to make notes and respond to information they are learning
- take notes while reading nonfiction books and chapters in textbooks
- create data charts, maps, time lines, and other diagrams
Learning logs support standards for reading: informational text and writing
- gather information from print and digital sources
- identify key ideas and details, make connections among ideas, and analyze viewpoints