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60 resources with the keyterm journals

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Geo-Journaling with CNN

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students organize daily news with this journaling activity.
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Logs, Charts, and Journals: What's On Your Plate?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your writers identify and use words that appeal to the senses. They create a chart of sensory words and record some of their favorites, then write a journal entry in which they describe eating at a restaurant using sensory details....
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Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Research animals and develop a non-fiction presentation. Learners will complete research on a particular animal and determine the animal's characteristics as well as habitat before choosing a differentiated project to present using the...
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Artist's Sketchbooks/Explorer's Jounals

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students create and design original sketchbooks and journals. Students explore a variety of words and images in their creations. Students record observations, experiences, events and places to document a journey on the spot when they occur.
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Details

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write journals, newspapers, and letters with details to enhance their main points. In this details lesson plan, 3rd graders retell an incident with details, create newspaper articles with details, and write letters with...
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Angry Feelings (Responsible Personal Conduct)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students review proper classroom behavior and anger management techniques.
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Memory Book

For Teachers K - 1st
Young writers create memory books. They think of important events in their lives from the past year. Then they draw pictures that depict these events, and dictate captions to an adult who writes them down in their books for them. These...
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Diary

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Keeping a journal can be one of the most enjoyable writing tasks that children engage in. They get to write about what they want to write about - not what the teacher tells them to write about! Here, young writers pretend they are a...
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Nature Journaling

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Writers participate in a unique form of environmental writing and deepen their connections to nature through journaling. They generate new ideas and thoughts that they can use for continued nature journaling and explore a variety of...
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Unlikely Diary keepers Using Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Put your class in the shoes of someone - or something - else with this lesson, which encourages writers to keep a diary from the perspective of a living creature or an abstraction. Use Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm and the Six Trait...
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The Rat Experiment

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders observe two albino rats and write their observations in a science journal for two weeks. In rotation groups, they complete the necessary tasks to keep the rats fed and clean. They discuss the importance of eating healthy...
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Crazy Critters

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders visit a local park to collect insects. They record the habitats, identify the insect and write a report including the kingdom, phylum, class, and order.
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DIBETES

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Student demonstrates that they can reduce their own health risks by choosing a food or beverage that is fat free or non-sugar in place of their favorite food or beverage that is high-fat or high-sugar. Student identifies a time for...
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Reading Meet Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Thinking about introducing your middle schoolers to reading log journals? Try the approach suggested by this resource. After reading to the class an article or portion of a novel, demonstrate a Think Aloud and then model how to transform...
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Journal Writing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students creatively utilize a word processor in order to do daily journal writing. They explore with using simple, compound, and complex sentences in order to present ideas with clarity and precision. They gain computer skills while...
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Writing Learning Logs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read a book about Abraham Lincoln. Using a log, they write factual information from the book. As a class, they discuss what they believe childhood was like in the middle to late 1800s. They fill out a KWL chart before beginning...
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Metal Magic Journals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Create beautiful Metal Magic Journals with this lesson plan. They are great for keepsakes and gifts! It is also a fun way to learn about wax and metal.
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TOTAL LITERATURE SERIES

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders listen and react to the book Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. They write in their journals every day approximately one page or more as a reflection on the reading.
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Journal Writing

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars investigate the life of Martha Wayles Jefferson. In this American history lesson, students examine excerpts of the journals kept by Thomas Jefferson's wife. Young scholars infer what life at Monticello may have been like....
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Clash of Cultures

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore  several different cultures and their influence on one another. In this culture clash lesson, 7th graders choose a culture and create a handbook showing the history, the areas where they settled and recipes from...
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Diary Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students discover the importance of keeping a diary. In this diary lesson plan, students view samples of Anne Frank's diary. Students then begin their own diary. Students write about what their lives are like. Students then compile their...
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Gold Fever

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars read the story Gold Fever about the Gold Rush and write journal entries as if they were miners. In this Gold Rush lesson plan, students also pull out rocks from a back, and if they pick a gold one, they have struck it rich!
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Freedom of the Press: The Trial of Peter Zenger

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss freedom of the press. In this trial of Peter Zenger activity, 5th graders research primary documents for information on how his trial help establish our constitutional right.  Students perform a mock trial for Zenger. 
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May Writing Ideas

For Students 4th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students explore and discover a variety of ways to help make writing more interesting and creative.