Love this idea! Could use this as a writing center. 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 w...

Whole class journals..each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time. Great 'I'm finished early' activity & Great for the writing center! Also for daily 5!

Glue ribbon to back cover of notebook to use as a bookmark in journals. - Great idea to help the kids stay on the correct page in their journals!

Daily Five Blog, journal topics ideas for work on writing time.

the BEST journal idea - she has tons of possible journal pages, enough for each child in class

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.

Daily 5 Work on Writing Journal Covers...students can fill a book about a topic as a class

Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.

part 2 of the writing center! This would be great in Spanish for class :)

Prepare for the school year with over 300 journal writing prompts aligned with the Common Core Standards for ELA (reading, writing, speaking, listening, language) & History. File includes 300 presentation slides (Powerpoint) and 68-page Word and PDF file. Includes teacher's guide, student handouts, and alignment of CC standards. Grades 5th - 12th; priced $

Looking for new journal prompts or discussion starters that kids relate to? Download this FREE packet of 210 starters.

whole class writing journals

Levels of thinking found on Post-its. Great for Reader's Notebooks!

"If I Were" Writing Printables- FREE!

Boggle for the Smartboard - FREE

forms for teacher notebook

Monthly writing journals. Great to show growth, like portfolios!

Vocabulary journal Going to start this

Free Clip Art for Teachers

SS Journal -- this is a 5th grade classroom, but could be adapted for middle school