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Circle Journals: Collaborative Journal Writing

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2nd, 3rd, 4th
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Circle Journals are a place for students to write collaboratively with a partner or a small group. They are passed back and forth for each collaborator to take a turn writing.

Circle Journals as Homework:
Collaborative journal writing is a way for children and their parents or other family members and caregivers to practice key writing types, (informative, narrative and argument), through authentic, real-life writing experiences. It's also a meaningful way for parents to participate in a fun writing routine with their child. As time goes on, these journals become a treasured family keepsake!

Circle Journals in Class:
These can also be used by groups of students in the classroom. Have groups write about content to process what they've learned; write about classroom community issues; or write just for fun, possibly as a once a week morning work assignment for table groups. Another option is to create a whole-class circle journal. (-A great fast finisher assignment!)

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On  February 20, 2014Cara Croonquist (TpT Seller) said:
my class loves this
On  February 28, 2014Erin Wing answered:
Awesome! Thanks so much!
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On  August 25, 2013Kristin Cline (TpT Seller) said:
I got this awhile back...haven't used it yet but I'm going to try it this school year. I work it a building with limited parent involvement but I'm going to try it to gain some involvement...hope it works!! Great idea!!!
On  September 10, 2013Erin Wing answered:
Thank you so much! Good luck! I'd love to hear how it goes for you. I know I enjoy doing them with my own kids.
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On  June 30, 2013,  Buyer said:
Love this idea! Great for parent engagement!
On  July 2, 2013Erin Wing answered:
Thank you so much for purchasing! I'm glad you like them!
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Thanks for purchasing and leaving feedback! Have a wonderful week!
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On  October 15, 2012,  Buyer said:
I can't wait to do this with my students. I'm going to start it by making a journal for each student and I will write the first entry for each student. Students love when I write comments or praises so I know they are going to love this!
On  October 21, 2012Erin Wing answered:
Great idea! It would be a perfect tool for teachers to use to communicate with students as well! Thank you so much for purchasing, and for letting me know how you'll be using it!
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On  October 13, 2012Anne Walner (TpT Seller) said:
Great idea!
On  October 14, 2012Erin Wing answered:
Thank you! I use them with my own kids at home and I thought they would be perfect in the classroom as well. Thanks for purchasing and coming back to leave feedback!
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On  October 9, 2012Laura Jane Boushell (TpT Seller) asked:
How many writing topics are offered in this download?
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On  November 17, 2012Erin Wing answered:
I am so sorry! I just discovered that my spam folder has been catching these emails, so I didn't realize your question was here.
The download includes a cover and one page to copy several times and use as the journal response pages. The responses are intended to be student generated so no prompts are included, but I included three pages with examples of the three kinds of writing that they can do. (Narrative, opinion, and factual.) You could certainly use them with any prompts you have on hand as well. Again, sorry for the delay! In fact, I would love to send you a product of your choice for free. Just reply to me at erinfw@ihmail.com with your choice.
On  October 8, 2012Anne Weaver (TpT Seller) asked:
Looks great...writing is so hard for some, no most children. Fun activities like this help so much!

How old is your son? Being a mother is the hardest job in the world. It is also the best job ever!!!

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On  October 9, 2012Erin Wing answered:
Thanks, Anne! I agree, fun activities are the way to go! My kids are 3, 6, and 8. It is the best job ever! (Teaching is great too!) :)
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Circle Journals: Collaborative Journal Writing
Circle Journals: Collaborative Journal Writing
Circle Journals: Collaborative Journal Writing
Circle Journals: Collaborative Journal Writing