Writing Journal

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
69 pages
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Writing journal tool kit for classroom or take home. This pack includes graphic organizers, writing checklists, multiple prompts, writing support materials, writing paper choices, home and parent support materials and much more. Choose what you need to create an outstanding in class or at home journal!

• An explanation of the toolkit: for you or parents

• A "How to" sheet for you or parents

• “My Writing Checklist”

• Brainstorming Box

• Multiple Graphic organizers

• A journal kit including:

- Above items

- writing paper and rough draft paper

- 5W detail bookmarks

- Informational, Opinion and Narrative writing bookmarks and checklists

- Informational, Opinion and Narrative writing transition word lists

- Commonly misspelled words and common vocabulary

- Contractions and homophones lists

- Writing prompt idea pages

- Things I might want to write about brainstorming pages

I have put this journal together in two different ways over the years.

I have printed all of this and put it into a bound journal or you can print a 5W bookmark and writer’s checklist, cut them out and laminate. I punch a hole in the corner, take a binder ring and attach it to a college ruled notebook. I also print the “The things I might want to write about” page and glue it into the cover of each notebook. I then take all the remaining sheets and make a packet to go home for the parents to use as a “toolkit”.

I hope that you enjoy this Young Author’s Journal Toolkit as much as we have in my classroom!

Total Pages
69 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a sense of closure.
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Provide a concluding statement or section.


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