I bet you're hearing from administrators....."NO MORE WORKSHEETS OR RUN-OFFS! WE EXPECT TO SEE STUDENT GENERATED WORK!"
If you are implementing the Journeys Reading Series, these "kid friendly" illustrations were designed as a model for TEACHERS to use during whole group instruction, mini-lessons or as "posters" in literacy workstations. My students write and illustrate these long /a/ word families in their spiral notebooks, as I demonstrate each, step by step. Writing the word AND illustrating an original picture to match, helps those early readers be successful!
These notebooks are used as a personal “word wall” resource during daily writing, as well!