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This is a simple way to set up the use of "whole-class journals" in your classroom. I have created 16 journal prompts to get your students in the writing mood. I also added 4 blank covers (in case you want to create your own). All you have to do is print the covers, glue them onto a spiral notebook, and put them in a spot your students can easily access. Journal Prompts, Journals Covers, Journals Prompts, Schools Ideas, Free Whole Class, Wholeclass Journals, Classroom Ideas, Free Downloads, Whole Class Journals
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My students last year loved having whole class journals to write in. They had a chance to write in them during Work on Writing, and a chance to read them during Read to Self. I made up a new set of 8. At the moment they are pretty plain covers, but once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic.
whole class writing journals. As Duffy said, writing should be incorporated 30 min a day. My cooperating teachers has students reflect and write on their day after each set of centers. They then share and it gets them writing and reading!
Life... as I know it: Whole-Class Journaling -- FREE-- whole-class journal prompts (simply print and glue on a notebook): Love this idea. One per table (shared between both classes); each kid @ table responds to the same "get to know you"/"would your rather..." prompt throughout week; kids get to read each other's responses.
Perfect Teacher Idea! First day project: Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it and hangs it as a reminder that we are all friends.