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LC Module: Writing Reflections

“This (reflection) project provided evidence that supports the idea that guided student reflection on a daily basis helps students in their achievement of the learning goals for a unit of study as well as their self-confidence in attaining those learning goals. In terms of increased achievement, students in the treatment unit showed a greater gain from pre-test to post-test than in the non-treatment unit. Students also commented positively when interviewed that refection helped them achieve the learning goals by helping them to remember the information and track their progress better. Students also gained self-confidence through reflection.” (Grotbo, 2014)
“Yinger and Clark (1981) believe that reflection results written down are more powerful than reporting them orally. “The ability to reflect is a learned behavior that is cultivated by the individual over a period of time.” (Clark, 2011)

30 MIN

GC423 – Writing Reflections – Object Writing Reflection Tool

GC423-S4(2) – Object Writing – Some objects have several components to understand and retain.  To help increase retention of all the different components of an object, it is a fun activity to describe and share perspectives from the viewpoint of the object.  After lesson, as directed, individually, with a partner, in a small group and/or class, Alexa or Instructor will guide students to create a written presentation from the standpoint of a selected object, related to the lesson.  Additional sentence stems are provided to assist with the presentation.  Also, an example, using a carburetor, is offered as a light and fun learning experience.  Last, students will be asked to share their Object Writing, as directed. (Option – Journal Entry)

30 MIN

GC422 – Writing Reflections – Elaboration Writing Skills

GC422-S5 – Elaboration Writing – Generating opinions on a topic increases analytical thinking skills, understanding and retention.  After instruction, as directed, individually, with a partner, in a small group or class, Alexa or Instructor will guide students to write an opinion paper on a key point from the lesson, using the Elaboration Planning Sheet or template provided.  The planning sheet ensures a writer will gain the attention of their prospective reader, and provide a brief background on the topic. Then, to support the opinion provided, the writer will list major facts, details, examples, quotes and conclusions.  Last, the template will have the writer end their opinion paper by sharing the relevancy and need for awareness, an action and/or a solution. (Option – Journal Entry)

Achievement Points - The gears located on each module provide some research specifics why the strategy used in each module raises student achievement. You can click on the gear to read and click on the gear again to eliminate the research box retrieved. For more citation reference information, please refer to the Learning Connect Research Resource Guide in the left hand column of this website.