Using Student Journals Effectively in the Classroom


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True or False:

If you disagree with what a student has written, be sure to write your opinion in the margins of his or her journal.

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True or False:

Set aside a time each week to read your students' journals.


True or False:

Presenting a 'crazy' topic every now and then keeps the journaling process light and fun.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of how to use student journals in the classroom. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes incorporating students' opinions regarding journal topics as well as whether you should or shouldn't express your own opinions as teacher in the margins of your students' journals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Writing your opinions in student journals
  • Setting aside time each week to read student journals
  • Student journaling with 'crazy' topics
  • Relating journal topics to class content
  • Asking students for their input regarding journal topics

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how to use student journals in the classroom
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding choosing topics for journaling and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding class content and student journaling
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about setting aside time each week to read student journals

Additional Learning

To learn more about student journaling, review the accompanying lesson on How to Use Student Journals in the Classroom. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know three reasons journaling can be a great tool for students
  • Relate your understanding of the term 'content' and apply it to student journal writing
  • Understand six of the best practices for journaling with your students