This lesson teaches students how to journal about their own experiences and feelings. It is intended to be taught in conjunction with a student project of civic engagement or service. The project provides content and a context for journaling about personal experience.
One 50 minute class period
The learner will:
Read a journal entry aloud to the class. Select one from your library or see Materials for a sample of a student journal entry.
Learners can be assessed on the inclusion of personal feelings, reflections, writing mechanics and goals in the journal entry. Reflection itself should never be assessed on it content.
Encourage learners to continue journaling their life experiences, remembering to reflect on the meaning and significance of an event.
Alvarez, Julia. "March to August 1960". In the Time of the Butterflies. New York: Penguin Books USA Inc., 1994. (ISBN:0-452-27442-7)
Lesson Developed By:Sharon Rocker
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