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Demonstrating Comprehension Through Journal Writing
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Introduction: 45 minutes; thereafter: 15 minutes per session|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater (Little, Brown and Co., 1938)
- Journal Sheet or student notebooks
- Journal Questions
- Journal Response and Comprehension Rubric
|1.||To learn more about the benefits of daily journal writing, read the Education World curriculum article Journal Writing Every Day: Teachers Say It Really Works.
|2.||Read Mr. Popper's Penguins and print the prepared journal questions. Answer at least one question from each chapter so that you can share and model your responses with the class.
|3.||Print multiple copies of the journal sheet for each student or have students use a notebook to record their journal responses.
|4.||Review the sample Journal Response and Comprehension Rubric and consider any other requirements that may be relevant for your students.