Learning Logs for Language Learners

"So, honey, what did you learn today?"  "¿Amor, qué aprendiste hoy?" is a question children hear every day and most often, their answer is, "Nothing." or "Cosas." "Stuff."  Why not create a assign a notebook to each student, a "Learning Log."  Every day or once a week, they write, draw, or make a chart of what they learned that day.  You can make it open-ended or specific.  For example, "What did you learn in math today?" Or, "Give an example of a metaphor in your learning log."  The possibilities are infinite.  Have parents sign after each entry.  Students can write in English or their home language or draw pictures and disgraces depending on their language level.

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen

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