Mary, thanks for sharing your grammar journals. Currently, I use dialogue journals in my classroom but never thought about using grammar journals in addition to my dialogue journals. I can see how using this format can be beneficial to not only the students but to myself. What I enjoy most about the journal is that everything is in one place. I am already wrapping my head around how to incorporate this with my grammar program, Daily Language Instruction (DLI). You mention that you only assess the journals every 5 weeks. Do you find that is frequent enough to ascertain if your students are progressing toward the standard for that particular skill?
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