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She used spiral notebooks as topic journals that the whole class could contribute to. So, for example, in the "Ouch!" notebook, everyone would write about and/or respond to what others had written about a time they got hurt. Kind of like a blog... but not on the computer! One child writes in a notebook during a session. They can choose any journal that interests them!

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Differentiated Word Work and A Freebie-Kinder Daily 5 Book Study Chapter 6

How to organize and differentiate you word work for Daily 5 kindergarten beginning of the year skills-A Differentiated Kindergarten

I LOVE this! Classroom Facebook! What a fun writing center and at the end of the year you can collect the students' updates and send them home.

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Very Pinteresting...

Daily 5

8 whole class journals for the students to write in. Select 8 students each week to write in one of the journals. The next week, 8 different children will be selected to write, and so on. By the time were finished, each journal should have about 25 different entries written in them. Students will be able to read what their classmates have written as well.

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Daily 5 Work on Writing Station

Setting up a Work on Writing Station for the Daily 5 //

The best organization of a Writer's Notebook I've found- plus, simple activities for starting writing off 'WRITE!' this school year! :)

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Rainy Day Boredom Buster: DIY Story in a Bag

Story bags. Fill bags with random items, have the students use them to come up with a story. Use during work on writing!!!#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#