For K and 1st grade I use only the first two pages. The title page and the first writing page with the drawing box. I usually make 20-30 pages of the actual writing page and then staple the cover page. Students use this book every time they write until they run out of pages ( approx. a month and a half or 2 months), depending on how often you have your students write. You can repeat this process as the year goes and also incorporate the second writing page to help students write more sentences and change the pace of their writing.
For 2nd grade and up I mainly use just the second page, make between 30-40 pages and staple the cover page. This is because older students need to practice making drafts, revising, editing and they don’t focus on pictures as much.
A different way I make this writing book is to make a pattern of the first writing page with the picture box and add 3 or as many pages of the second writing page to make a 30-40 book.
These are not the only ways to use this book and you can make whatever combination works best for you and your students.