The Effect a Learning Reflection Journal has on the Quality of Second Grade Independent Writing Seatwork
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Type of Work33 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Children -- Writing -- Research
Second grade (Education) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect a learning reflection journal would have on second grade students’ independent written seatwork. The measurement tool was a writing rubric that was created by the researcher. This study involved the use of non-independent sample t-test to compare the data collected from the prettest and posttest scores on the writing assignment. The quality of independent writing assignments increased significantly after participants had made use of the learning reflection journal. This study included 22 participants, which included 17 girls and 5 boys. The mean posttest writing score (Mean =24.91, SD= 6.43) was significantly higher than the mean pretest writing score (Mean = 14.82, 5.12) [t(21) = 15.19, p < .001]. This study supports similar findings regarding learning reflection tools.