This unit contains 30 journal prompts with writing lines, for all of the stories in the Reading Street First Grade program, common core edition (2013). In addition, there are five journal "covers", one for each of the five units in this program. The journal covers contain six pictures, reflecting the six stories in the unit. The journal prompts will challenge students to recall and respond to the story content with details, examples and complete sentences. The completed journals can be shared later with students and parents at conferences, and included in a writing portfolio. They will provide a picture of writing progress over time. Another great use for the journals would be to use them in small sharing groups, or "Author's Chair" activities. The back of each page can also be used for students to illustrate their writing. This unit provides an excellent resource for regular journal writing during morning Word Work time, throughout the year.