The Book of… Topic Journals for Written Conversations and Community EDITABLE

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The Book of… Topic Journals for Written Conversations and Community

The Book of… is a topic journal system that will change the way your students feel about writing. Instead of assigning prompts, students write in the journal about a preferred topic. Students then share their writing with a peer and engage in an ongoing written conversation. Unlike other topic journals that focus on each student having a finished product in the journal, this system is a great way to encourage the process of writing and keeping a conversation going. Student will also get practice at informal writing, answering all parts of a question.


I use this resource as a literacy center, but you could easily implement it for stations or fast finishers.


My motivation for creating this resource stemmed from my students’ need for more informal writing to normalize regular writing and my philosophy that writing should help build community and connection between students.


You can read more about The Book of… in this blog post.


I include covers, over 80 prompts, follow-up conversation prompts, ground rules for you to use as you set-up your books. All you need are composition notebooks. You can click the preview to see in real life photographs.


The editable version (PowerPoint file) will allow you to add your own topics as you see fit, using the same format. The ready to print PDF version is perfect for a quick start.


Topics:
The Book of School
The Book of Animals and Pets
The Book of Food
The Book of Family
The Book of Sports
The Book of Hobbies
The Book of Media
The Book of Health
The Book of Travel
The Book of Books
The Book of The Future
The Book of Music



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