Ch 6: Journal Writing Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

Journal writing can be a great exercise to help students of all grades learn the craft of writing. You can refer to our lesson plans if you're interested in finding hands-on activities you can incorporate into your teaching materials to help students develop strong writing skills.

Journal Writing Lesson Plans and Resources - Chapter Summary

Whether you're teaching elementary, middle or high school students, you will find useful lesson plan outlines you can use to supplement your teaching strategies in the area of English composition. These plans focus on journal writing activities that guide them through the process of creating and maintaining their own personal journals.

You can also use these lesson plans suggestions to raise classroom discussions and use quizzes that go along with the corresponding lessons to determine how much they have retained.

How It Helps

  • Common standards: Supports your existing lesson plans to ensure that you are adhering to common core literacy standards regarding writing style, structure and coherency.
  • Activities or games: Provides step-by-step processes you can follow to help your students strengthen their writing skills through journal writing creation and exercises.
  • Additional resources: Uses video and text lessons to supplement traditional lesson plans and clarify writing practices and processes.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning journal writing lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific journal writing topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your English composition class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related journal writing lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of journal writing.
  • Engage your students with relevant journal writing-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Journal Writing Lesson Plans & Resources
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Journal Writing Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Journal Writing Lesson Plan for Elementary School

You know the benefits of journal writing for kids, so use this lesson plan to teach your elementary students techniques to find success. A text lesson explains key ideas and students put concepts to work right away to increase engagement.

Journal Writing: Lesson for Kids

2. Journal Writing: Lesson for Kids

Discover how fun it can be to express yourself in your own personal journal. Explore free writing, four steps for creating a journal entry, and important things to remember when writing. Ready to write? Try one of the lesson's three topic ideas to get started.

Journal Writing Lesson Plan for Middle School

3. Journal Writing Lesson Plan for Middle School

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about journal writing. A video lesson is used to explain the benefits of writing in a journal, including examples and prompts. Help your students set up journals and get the ball rolling.

Journal Writing: Benefits, Examples & Prompts

4. Journal Writing: Benefits, Examples & Prompts

In this lesson, you'll discover the benefits of journal writing, including increased writing output. Keep listening and watching to find out how journal writing can improve your critical inquiry, formal essay writing and reflective thinking skills.

Journal Writing Lesson Plan for High School

5. Journal Writing Lesson Plan for High School

What is a journal and why are they so popular for self-expression? This lesson plan builds upon an informative video lesson with a meaningful writing activity.

Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals

6. Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals

In this lesson, we will discuss the different ways to write for self expression. We will also discuss how writing for self expression will naturally lead to writing in different patterns, including essays, poems and journals.

Writing a Diary Entry Lesson Plan

7. Writing a Diary Entry Lesson Plan

Teach your students how to write a diary entry with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson that gives proper format, ideas and examples, then they will create their own diary for personal use.

Nature Journaling Lesson Plan

8. Nature Journaling Lesson Plan

Keeping a nature journal is a way to develop an eye for detail and to hone writing abilities. This lesson plan will get students started in nature writing, a practice that can be extended throughout the school year.

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