This writing journal is great for showing student writing progress throughout the school year.
There are 4 cover choice pages depending on the grade level you teach (preschool, kindergarten, first grade, or second grade). Then there are 2 writing page choices for each month. One has plain lines and one choice has dotted lines. The top of each page has a space for student name and date and a frame for a drawing. Then the lines for writing are at the bottom of each page. There are 2 pages at the end of the packet which include lines on the entire page (one with plain lines and one with dotted lines) for advanced writers or writers later in the year who made need more writing space. Copy those pages as needed by your students.
You can use these monthly pages each day throughout the month, for writing assessment purposes, or once at the beginning of each month. If used once at the beginning of each month, it is great to save the monthly samples and bind together at the end of the school year. It makes a great keepsake for parents. You could also go ahead and bind them at the beginning of the year and use them daily or monthly as desired.
These pages are also great for the writing center.
It is so much fun seeing and showing the students and parents the progress the students made in their writing skills during the year.
I hope your students become successful writers and have fun while doing so!
I am a kindergarten teacher with 22 years of teaching experience! I received my Doctor of Education degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University in June 2010. The title of my doctoral study is "Writing Conferences in Kindergarten: Using Feedback to Enhance Student Writing." My passion is teaching writing to my students and providing feedback for their writing experiences. I love teaching kindergarten. It is amazing to see students enter the classroom not even knowing how to hold a pencil and watching them become readers and writers by the end of the year. I love teaching in small groups and rotating student groups with literacy centers and math centers.