Celebrate the shared writing experience! Whole class narrative journals allow students to work together to create a book of short stories on a common topic. Class journals give students the opportunity to learn from each other’s writing. This is extremely beneficial for students that struggle to get started on a writing assignment. Students can use the writing prompt and ideas from others entries as a starting point.
Class journals can be used during a writer’s workshop as students finish early or during literacy stations as part of a rotation.
Included in this download: 14 journal prompts, 2 blank prompt pages, 1 student direction sheet, 1 give a complement sheet, and 1 table of contents. When students complete their journal entry they may add their entry to the table of contents. This shows you what students have written on each topic and how many students still need the opportunity to respond. Students may also go back and read others student’s entries and leave writing complements for their peers in the back of the journal.
These prompts can be easily attached to the cover of a notebook to create a whole class journal. Prompts can also be printed in class sets and attached to each students individual writing notebooks for an independent writing activity.