This resource packet provides resources to help teachers guide students through the process of creating their own versions of the popular Doreen Cronin Diary series. Students integrate science knowledge and research skills with this task. The product can be a published treasure for upper grades students, or may be shared with Book Buddies in lower grades.
A rubric is provided to guide students through the writing process. There are also research graphic organizers and a rough draft diary form for students to use.
This idea has been a favorite of our 4th graders for four years now. Most students have chosen to copy their books on a scanner in order to keep a copy and to share another copy with a friend in a primary grade.