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Journal Topics for Use at the End of a Lesson

Lesson Idea: Journal Topics for Use at the End of a Lesson

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Journal writing can help bring closure to a lesson or unit of study. The following journal topics are designed to be used at the end of lessons in courses across the curriculum.
  1. How do you think your feelings about ________(new topic) is different from your teachers (or friends or parents)?
  2. Summarize what you have learned today about ______(new topic).
  3. Write a revised definition of __________(new concept).
  4. Write a question you still have about ____________(new concept).
  5. Explain how ________(new topic) relates to ________(old topic).
  6. How could the teacher have made this lesson more interesting?
  7. How could the teacher have made this lesson easier to understand?
  8. How will you use the information you learned today?
  9. What went wrong with the lesson today?
  10. What was good about the lesson today?

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