Add this cover, December vocabulary and writing prompts to writing paper of your choice and you will have a writing journal ready to go for December. It is made in the form of a bingo card for an added incentive to get your students to write. I choose the topic for the day and as a class we brainstorm ideas and I list them or place them in a web on the board. The students then use the list or web and vocabulary words to write a detailed story on the topic of the day. I let my students know my requirements for a finished piece of writing. When they finish I meet with them and mark off that topic on their card. When they get a Bingo they get a treat!