This project is utilizing the 5th Grade Common Core State Standards for Writing. Additional cross curriculum support is included with California State Standards in Science and Social Studies and CCSS in Math. This project uses labels and 100 page hard-cover composition books, usually found on sale for Back-to-School for $0.50 or less! I like the Avery labels and the ones needed for this project are half page labels. Use any brand that will fit the size. The journals have the prompts on the front cover and the writing standards on the inside cover. The first two pages are used as a table of contents where students track the pages they've written on, by their student number. I have my students do ALL prewriting activities in their personal journal and only their FINAL DRAFT may be written in the journal.