A Year of Kindergarten Journals

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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46 pages
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My ilovekindergarten kindergarten journals for the whole year, including covers, writing prompts (for introducing new journals, and for when kids can't figure out what to write on their own), and journal paper that adds more challenge as the year goes on.

It includes 46 pages of:

1. “My Picture Journal
Add blank pages, working on drawing a picture that is careful, colorful and detailed.
2. “My Labeling Journal”
Writing prompts: add details to picture and label.
Journal pages: draw a picture and add 4/6 labels.
3. “Stories About Me Journal
Writing Prompts: “What is your favorite?” Working on “I like ____.” sentences.
Journal Pages: Big space for picture, 2 lines for writing.
4. “My Opinion Journal” Writing Prompts: “It’s Just My Opinion” I like _____. sentences with “because”.
Journal pages: 3 lines for writing.
5. “My Research Journal”
Journal Pages: Main Idea and 3 supporting facts with 4 lines for writing. Use with Nonfiction books.
6. “My Once Upon A Time Journal
Writing Prompts: “Once upon a time. . .”
Journal Pages: Drawing space and 4 lines for writing.
7. “My Five Star Writing Journal”
Journal Paper: Space for picture, 4 lines for writing, and 5 star rubric (spaces, capitalization, 3 sentences, punctuation, sight words).
8. 9 lines paper for backs of pages.
Total Pages
46 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.


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