Students always learn better when they can plan and sketch out their thoughts. Whether it be in words, numbers or pictures. Having a place to put down ideas is an important part of sorting through what are complex concepts or even complex feelings.
Journals help students learn more.
Student journaling can be about the lessons they are taught by a teacher or the social emotional learning they are doing with friends on the playground. Having a place that is just for them gives students the ability to sort through all the learning they are doing as 5th graders on a daily basis.
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