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Summer Writing Journal | Sentence Starters | Differentiated | Leveled Writing

Grade Levels
PreK - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. These engaging thematic writing journals are differentiated for 4 different stages (pre-literate, emergent, transitional, and fluent writers). This product covers a wide range of learners in the classroom for the year. There is a total of 5 options for each writing prompt which works great for Engli
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This engaging summer writing journal is differentiated for 4 different stages (pre-literate, emergent, transitional, and fluent writers). This product covers a wide range of learners in the classroom. There is a total of 5 options for each writing prompt which works great for English Language Learners and Special Education. Included with each prompt is a full sentence, sentence starter, vocabulary bank, picture bank (picture prompt), or a blank writing space. There is a self-check rubric at each stage where students can make sure they have included a capital letter, ending mark, finger spaces, and that their words and picture match.

-20 Prompts (5 options for each, topics listed below)

-EASY to differentiate for students in your class!

-Great for ELL's (graphics with vocabulary)

-Great for Special Education (many different options to fit with where your writers are)

Check out a free sampler from my Summer Edition HERE

Stage 1

Most Kindergarten/PreK students will be in Stage 1 at the beginning of the academic year. Students are learning how to use a pencil, use lines, and understand that letters represent sounds that we read.

The page is created with a complete sentence and a graphic vocabulary bank. Students will trace the typed words (dotted font). Encourage students to use all the graphic words in their pictures and label them. This also helps develop their copying skill.

Stage 2

This stage is for emergent writers. An emergent writer can copy environmental print, create letter strings, and understand the use of beginning sounds.

This stage is created with a graphic vocabulary bank and a sentence starter. Students can use the provided graphic vocabulary to make connections to the sentence. They can choose to use some of the provided words, use sight words, or try creating their own words.

Stage 3

This stage is for transitional writers. A transitional writer will understand letter/sound relationships and can apply beginning and ending sounds. In this stage, students are working on developing medial sounds.

The page is created with a graphic vocabulary word bank. Students can use the graphic word bank to help them create a sentence.

Stage 4

2 Options! In this stage, students are fluent writers. They can organize their writing, express their opinions, and can form words by writing the sounds they hear.

For students in Stage 4, use the page with graphics (no typed words) or the blank page. Students still need the self-check list but will be able to generate their topic and words without help.

Topics included

-crab in the sand

-girl washing dog

-boy surfing

-girl floating in the pool

-beachballs at the beach

-worker selling popsicles

-kids paddling a boat

-girl reading at the beach

-family picnic

-kid drinking lemonade

-kid fishing

-kid eating ice cream

-kid finding seashells at the beach

-building a sandcastle

-crab looking for seashells

-boy and girl at ice cream shop

-pineapples having a pool party

-watermelon summer snack

-swimming in the ocean

-penguins looking for the beach

-blank page

-extra writing page with just lines

-3 journal covers

Check out these other Writing Journals!

Spring Edition

Farm Edition

FREE Sampler Edition

School Edition

Winter Edition

Writing Journal Mega Bundle- Always Growing! All new journals in this product line will be added as updates!

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110 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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