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The diary has become one of the most popular reading genres in the classroom. This item was a direct result of student requests.
Students adore the book JUSTIN CASE, School, Drool, And Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail. This is the dairy of a lovable, worrywart third grader. It's a story of friendships, school fears, and MATH. This book is a perfect read aloud for inspiring diary writing. Read aloud one entry per day, prior to the students diary writing. Display the entry on the Smart-board. Discuss. Use Justin's diary as a mentor text. Student writing will quickly grow.
The doodle illustrations, that accompany Justin's diary entries, are very detailed and hilarious.
Diary Writing Ideas Anchor Charts
The diary cover page
A writing checklist for students to mentally address at the completion of an entry
A writing Super Skills chart for growing writers
The diary student writing templates
Teacher directions for constructing the diary
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