Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.
Strategy 50: Learning Logs
Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy
Learning Logs are an essential tool for learning through writing. Often referred to as learning journals, their wide use in classrooms has spawned a variety of purposes for the simple Learning Log. The Learning Log strategy is used by teachers who encourage students to write and draw their understanding of concepts and ideas that they learn through reading. For most teachers and students, the Learning Log is not a notebook of facts; rather, it is a written record of the students' interpretations of others' words, and it is their way of knowing and working out ideas they heard or read. Students use these logs as a tool for learning; in other words, they are writing ...