We need to write more! How many times have you said that? This is a set of science and social studies journal topics I use in my own classroom that corresponds explicitly with the Georgia Performance Science and Social Studies Standards for 3rd grade!
Have them spend the first 5 minutes of science/social studies writing everyday! These progress nicely into GPS based discussion!
Life Science (GA regions and animal/plant features) 33 slides
Earth Science (rocks, minerals, soils & fossils) 25 slides
Physical Science (heat & magnets) 26 slides
Extra (motion, animals, space, etc!) 18 slides
Government (democracy, Greece, branches, levels) 26 slides
History (9 historical people) 25 slides
Economics (productive resources, taxes, allocate price) 20 slides
Geography (mountains, rivers, maps, grids, latitude, longitude) 10 slides
Drag and drop the slides into any order that works with your own pacing guide. Mix with the Social Studies Journal Set and you can pick and choose which slides you like best!
Mingle in the "Free Choice/ Finish an Old Writing" topic for days that you know you don't have much time!
This was the single best tool for assessment and reteaching my students last year!