Keeping a journal
helps clarify ideas and improve the fluency of writing. Though
different teachers will have their own grading standards, in most
cases, they do not revise spelling or grammar errors when evaluating
journals. Instead, a studentís journal entry will be evaluated on
dedication and engagement.
Each week, write
a journal entry on your reading in the book you chose,
up to Sept. 25, and on other assigned reading
selections after Sept 25.
will NOT be reminded to do your journals; instead, keep in mind that you need to
complete your journal assignment
assignment every Friday at the beginning of class.
The assignment must be
1. Note exact page numbers, chapters or article read.
A. Write a paragraph in which you
describe, summarize, what you read.
B. Then write a second paragraph in which
you comment on what you read.
Separate the summary of the article, the commentary on the article
by using appropriate letters (A, B) and
headings (summary, commentary).
CALDWELL / Adapted 12/10. Rev 8/11. O.W.