Do your students have writers block? Are you looking for a way for your students to write personal writing goals and keep track of their progress?? This journal is for YOU! To solve the occasional writer's block, this journal contains picture prompts for students to write about. Students also will evaluate their own writing, formulate personal writing goals, and track their progress toward their goal. Below are the components and suggested uses for this unique writing journal.
The 5 STAR Writing rubric is based on the expectations of the 1st and 2nd grade Common Core Standards. The rubric includes:
1. Using punctuation and spaces between words
2. Correct use of capital and lowercase letters throughout writing
3. Beginning with an opening (or introduction)
4. Including 2 -3 details
5. Ending with a closing
Personal Writing Goals:
Students will evaluate previous writing and decide on one strength and one weakness. Students will then make personal writing goals based on their strengths and weaknesses. This page is perfect to place at the beginning of their journal so that they can daily check their goal.
Writing pages include blank pages and pages with picture prompts. Options for a rubric checklist on the writing page and one without the rubric are included for every prompt. Blank writing pages are also included for advanced writers.