To use this product, print out and laminate the first three pages (journal cover, letter from the character, and game/activity directions). Make enough copies of the writing journal prompt/papers for each student in your class and bind into a journal. Print out (preferably on construction paper or cardstock) and laminate the game/activity items. Purchase the book from your local bookstore, Scholastic bookfair, etc.
Place the journal, the game/activity, the book, and (if you have one available) a red dog stuffed animal in a duffel or pull-string bookbag. Send home with a different student each night.
After the book bag buddy has gone home with each student, read the journal outloud whole group (THEY LOVE THIS PART)! Then, leave it in the classroom library for students to read during independent reading time, read-to-self or Daily 5, etc.
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