Journal Writing Unit

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4th, 5th, 6th
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Focusing on journal writing is key to developing independent writers! Students need lots of time to free write. Here are 10 easy to follow writing mini lessons to build writing independence! Each lesson guides students through the process of keeping a journal, what to write and how to continue to stay in engaged with the many types of entries.

10 Mini Lessons Structured in the Following Way:

Materials (including pre-made charts for use with the lesson)
Hook- a fun way to start the mini lesson
Teaching Point- a straightforward statement about what students will learn
Modeling- a way for you to show students the skill you are teaching
Practice-an opportunity for students to practice the skill with partners
Share-an opportunity for students to share with the whole class what they learned through the mini-lesson (done after independent writing time)

Mini Lesson Topics Included:
What is Writing Workshop?
Ways to Use Journals
Making Lists
More Lists
Emulating Authors
Timelines & Dates
Drawing Pictures & Maps
Writing Thoughts
Asking Questions
Collecting Words

Also Included In This Product:
Writing Workshop Schedule Pie Chart
Writing Workshop is Like Minecraft Poster
Why Write Poster
Journaling Rubric
Lots of Writing Samples to Support Mini Lessons
3 Charts

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Total Pages
21
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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Journal Writing Unit
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Journal Writing Unit
Journal Writing Unit