Want a great collection of data to show student growth? Want to keep your kiddos excited about writing? Your search is over!
Every month give your kiddos a 'new' journal containing words that spark ideas for writing. I have also included two different style writing papers in this packet. I start my year with the picture/writing style and move to the full page of writing style when the students seem to be ready.
I save the first journal, a midyear journal and the last journal to send home at the end of the year. This really provides a great snapshot of how the writing has improved!
Correlates with standards W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5 and W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5