Journal writing

Each week we will work in time for journal writing.  Some weeks the students will do a free-write about anything they choose. Other weeks, I will give them a topic to write about.  At the end of the quarter, I will give them credit for writing in their journals. I expect them to write at least a page (one side) each week. This is a great way for students to feel more comfortable writing.  Please note, not all ELA teachers have the same requirements for journal writing.