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JOURNALS

Key Words: Instructional Strategies. K-12, Language

Description/Explanation:

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.

Resources/Additional Information:

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.