The Discovery Journal: A Writing Club | Engaging Reluctant Writers | ELA

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1st - 6th, Homeschool
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Do you have those reluctant writers in your class but know the potential they have? Do you also have a group of excelling students that seem bored and need a challenge?

Discovery Journals are your answer to both of these problems!

Engage all writers by establishing a Discovery Journal club in your classroom where students complete writing tasks outside the classroom at home, which gets parents and family members involved in their learning!

What is a Discovery Journal? Each week students are to pick a topic, complete research and become knowledgeable about their topic, record their brainstorming on the provided blacklines, and compose a short informative writing piece to then share in an oral presentation to the class.

All students need is a composition notebook and cover multiple Common Core objectives with one activity!

Included:

- Edit right in the PDF!

- Discovery Journal poster & sign-up form

- Pre-filled parent letter outlining the project

- Blank parent letter for editing and customizing

- A-Z brainstorming sheets that can be folded and glued into notebooks

- Notebook recommendation slide for parents (optional)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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