Here is a great way to start your new writers into the journal writing process.
There are 3 pictures for them to choose from to draw on their own in the blank space on the page, along with the beginning sound they are labeling their picture with. There is also a blank sheet for each letter if you want them to think of a picture on their own. This introduction helps them recognize print to picture connection, as well as reinforce beginning sounds. It also gets them ready for step two when they start labeling their pictures with two words.