Dialectical journals are a research-based, best-practice writing strategy to help support students' textual connection through written dialogue between ideas in the text and ideas in the reader. The term "Dialectic" means "the art or practice of arriving at the truth by using conversation involving question and answer." Reinforce this important skill with the Dialectical Journal Entry and Writing Reflection that is perfect for any subject/content area and can be used with any text (fiction or nonfiction)!
Common-Core aligned product includes metacognitive piece for students to code their responses:
Q = Question
C = Connect
P = Predict
CL = Clarify
R = Reflect
E = Evaluate
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