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.
$ - Use this Writing Yearbook to assess your students' writing growth and to identify their strengths and weaknesses in writing. It is also a wonderful keepsake for your students and their families at the end of the school year.