Reflective journal is a…something that runs right through the investigation, which could be 6–8 weeks in length. And that reflective journal is designed for the kids to write down their thoughts, their ideas, their eureka moments, their trials and tribulations, to note down discussions that they’ve had with experts or teachers or parents.
So what kind of writing is best going to support the students learning through this journal?
I want it to have some sort of a structure. So, there’s going to be an element of description, describing what they’ve actually done. And there could be a comment section that went alongside that, sort of a reflective element to what they’ve actually been doing. There are set formats that NIWA have, which it has to be dated. So they want to see a number of dated entries
Yep, okay. And that’s certainly what is demanded in this investigation, isn’t it? When it talks about, going right back to our curriculum, ‘ask questions, find evidence, explore…models, and provide…develop simple explanations’?
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DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN THE WRITING STANDARDS AT YEARS 5/6 AND 7/8
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