Reading and writing should always be fun!
Here's my take on interactive journals. The instructions are simple and the kids simply add their personal decorative style if they so choose.
At the end of the packet, I've included a writing response form complete with rubric that can be used as a formal assessment for any one of these interactive journal organizers.
Common core standards addressed in this packet are:
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