The kids this it's amazing that their name is TYPED on the front! We used the binding machine to make each journal. Within the journal are a few important features. When you open it up they find a "Writer's Checklist." These are the things we require them to do in every writing piece.
It's a great visual reminder. Next are 20 writing prompts... we don't want to overwhelm them with a HUGE stack of choices. We tell them they can pick any page to start on, that's a biggie. Allowing them to select for themselves is a big motivation. They love sharing their writing with a friend and of course us!
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