and self reflection.
When we hold onto powerful emotions without expressing them, internal stress develops in our minds and bodies. Journal writing can help children to understand their emotions and feelings while experiencing a release of stress.
Keeping a journal about personal problems is known to help people by allowing for a release of the negative feelings surrounding the situation.
Therapeutic writing entails writing about the emotions, feelings and views surrounding a stressful incident.
In fact, research shows that keeping a journal for short periods of
time for several days in a row can lead to outcomes such as better
sleeping habits, better attention in school and less complaints of
Developing emotional literacy is a key part of journal writing. By using the
emotional word bank
to use a variety of feeling words, children will develop their skills in communicating about their emotions.
1. Provide children with a blank writing journal to start.
Give students a quote and ask them to respond in their journals.
Discussion about the meaning of the quote will help to enhance this
Keeping a journal with a response to literature is another great way to inspire journal writing in children.In this instance children will respond the the emotions and feelings of book characters and write about their own feelings in relation.Home › Journal Writing › Journals
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