This journal resource can be used for:
- End of year practice/review
- "Do Now" activities
Includes four pre-made tabs for "Free Writing", "Reading Responses", "Current Events", and "My Opinions." Students should put these tabs in their own notebooks. This file also includes several writing prompts for "Reading Responses" and "My Opinions" with an emphasis on quoting from the text and supporting answers with evidence from the text. The "My Opinions" prompts help familiarize students with various wording in opinion prompt writing.
Teachers can use this journal resource as a "Do Now" activity as students transition into the classroom. It could also be utilized as an on-going homework assignment to support daily writing practice. Encourage students to use their journal as one they can keep for the future. The prompts correlate most directly to 5th Grade standards, but could be used for higher level 4th Grade assignments and refreshers for 6th Grade.