Journal Writing - This pack includes everything that you need to get your students journaling in multiple content areas (math, science, social studies, reading, etc.) Through the use of classroom journals students work on writing skills as well as showing their knowledge, sharing their opinions, or asking questions about the content that they are learning. Journals are also a great form of formative assessment.
The following journal covers are included in this pack:
***My Reading Journal
***My Science Journal
***My Social Studies Journal
***My Math Journal
***My Word Work Journal
***My Health Journal
***My Summer Journal
***My Spring Break Journal
***My Winter Break Journal
***My Weekend Journal
***My Journal (open ended)
***My __________ Journal
There are also 6 different writing papers included so that you can choose the paper that is appropriate for your students.
One example of how I have used journals with my first graders is with social studies. We learn about how basic needs are met around the world. Each day during this unit, we learn about a different county and how needs are met and how people live in that part of the world. Students then write in their social studies journal about what they learned about that country, what they found interesting, and what things are alike/different than how we live. The students love writing in their journals and it is a great form of formative assessment for me to check for understanding.
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