I have put a fun pack together with many journal templates for the Winter and linked it to the Common Core! There is a picture dictionary in the beginning to give to the children in guiding them to write words related to Winter. You will also find a page with suggested high frequency words and verbs. Each page then has a journal topic, space for an illustration and writing, and a check list at the bottom for them to make sure they used a capital letter to start their sentence, used spaces between words, and a period at the end. I hope you find it beneficial as I do in my own classroom!