I was having difficulty being able to provide choice for my students during the "Writing" portion of Daily Five, while also ensuring their writing is of academic nature.
So, I created seven different "journals," each with their own topic, that the students choose from to write in each day (please check out my store "Shep's Shack" to view/purchase these journals). They write inside of the journal itself so that I only have seven places to look for their writing pieces during Daily Five, instead of twenty-one!
In order for me to be able to get a quick glance of who has been writing in which journals, I created a Daily Five Writing sign out sheet for my students to write down the journal they've chosen to write in each day. They love this system, I am very pleased with how well it is turning out!