Key Words: Instructional Strategies. K-12, Language
A journal is a good material to use with deaf students. My practicum teacher uses journals (news books) on a daily basis. Every morning the students get in a circle with the teacher and every student tells their "news". In a notebook the students can either write a paragraph about what they did the day before or they can draw a picture about their day. The journal works good because it enables the students to express themselves and it provides them with daily practice of writing and communication skills.
McKay, Chris, B.A. Kent State University. Hearing Impaired Educator, thirteen years teaching experience.
Burnmester, Dave. ""Journal Starters"". The Writing Process in Action, 56-57.
Finnegan, Charles, Katherine Lee Bates School. Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1970, p.23.