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The Journal Book

Edited by Toby Fulwiler, The University of Vermont
Foreword by Ken Macrorie

ISBN 978-0-86709-175-5 / 0-86709-175-4 / 1987 / 416pp / Paperback
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    Even for teachers who have been successfully using journals in their classes, this book will validate their experiences, expand their range of activities, and bring knowing 'nods' as they recognize the similarities between the examples and their experiences.
    —English Journal

The academic world has long viewed with unease the use of journals as a learning tool at least in part because although they're written, they're not proper writing at all—often messy, digressive, mechanically flawed. Furthermore, they don't lend themselves to formal evaluation. In recent years, however, as researchers and teachers have focused on the power and purpose of expressive writing, journals and learning have become closely linked.

This book attests to the importance of journals in teaching and learning settings. Its 42 articles, most of them written especially for The Journal Book, explore the uses of student journals , detailing implications and applications, theory and practice.

Contents:
I. The Language of Speculation 1.
Dialectical Notebooks and the Audit of Meaning, A. Berthoff 2. Desert Island Discourse: The Benefits of Ignoring Audience, P. Elbow & J. Clarke 3. Not in Utopia: Reflections on Journal-Writing, G. Summerfield 4. Writing to Learn, P. D'Arcy 5. The Power of Responding in Dialogue Journals, J. Staton 6. Logs for Learning: Writing in One English School, P. Medway 7. "Of Myself, for Myself," P. Stillman 8. A Brief History of Journal Keeping, S. Lowenstein

II. Journals and the Teaching of English 9. The Role of Journals in the Interpretive Community, P. Belanoff 10. Losing Control and Liking It: Journals in Victorian Literature, L. Gatlin 11. The Journal Conference: From Dialectic to Dialogue, G. Lindberg 12. Exploring the Inner Landscape: The Journal in the Writing Class, M. J. Dickerson 13. Golden Notebooks, Blue Notebooks: Re-Readings, J. F. Summerfield 14. Reinvigorating a Tradition: The Personal Development Journal, C. Burnham 15. Building a Dining Room Table: Dialogue Journals About Reading, N. Atwell 16. I Hear Voices: The Text, the Journal, and Me, P. Tashlik 17. Respecting Opinions: Learning Logs in Middle School English, V. Davala 18. I Have a Loose Tooth and Other Unphotographable Events: Tales from a First Grade Journal, R. Nathan 19. Writing and Learning, Grade Three, T. Fulwiler; and Still Writing and Learning, Grade Ten, M. Fulwiler 20. Fifth Grade Journals: Results and Surprises, P. McGonegal 21. Choice Produces Results, B. Reif & J. Davis

III. Journals and the Arts and Humanities 22. Journals in the Teaching of History, H. Steffens 23. It's Not Just the Writing, B. M. Mulholland 24. The Honest Voice of Inquiry: Teaching Folklore Through Writing, R. Sweterlitsch 25. A Journal in the Arts, C. Thaiss 26. Documenting the Aesthetic Experience: The Music Journal, C. Larsen & M. Merrion 27. Music Journals, J. Ambrose 28. Student Journals and the Goals of Philosophy, O. T. Kent 29. The Philosophical Journal: Three Case Studies, S. North 30. Journal Writing as Person Making, F. Hallberg 31. What's a Horny? Or, Writing and Counseling in the Middle School, L. Fulwiler 32. The Team Journal, J. Graybeal 33. Letting Them Write When They Can't Even Talk? Writing as Discovery in the Foreign Language Class, K. W. Sandler IV. Journals and Quantitative Disciplines 34. How Writing Helps Physics Students Become Better Problem Solvers, J. Grumbacher 35. Writing in College Physics, V. Jensen 36. Focused Learning in Chemistry Research: Suzanne's Journal, G. Meese 37. Mathematics Journals: Fourth Grade, B. Schubert 38. The Mathematics Workbook, S. BeMiller 39. Academic Journals and the Sociological Imagination, H. Allen & L. Fauth 40. Journals and Political Science, D. Brodsky & E. Meagher 41. Journals in Economic Geography, B. Baltensperger 42. There's a Place for a Log in the Office, K. Hickman

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Even for teachers who have been successfully using journals in their classes, this book will validate their experiences, expand their range of activities, and bring knowing 'nods' as they recognize the similarities between the examples and their experiences.