Writing down the Days: 365 Creative Journaling Ideas for Young People

Writing down the Days: 365 Creative Journaling Ideas for Young People

by Lorraine M. Dahlstrom
     
 

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A year's worth of fresh and innovative creative writing assignments, all linked to the calendar, fill the pages of this resource that's excellent for use in the classroom, home school, or at home. Each assigment features a person, fact, or event that gives special mening to the day.See more details below

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A year's worth of fresh and innovative creative writing assignments, all linked to the calendar, fill the pages of this resource that's excellent for use in the classroom, home school, or at home. Each assigment features a person, fact, or event that gives special mening to the day.

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Do you have uninterested or reluctant writers at home or in the classroom? This book will solve that problem. Three-hundred-sixty-five journal ideas will improve the amount and quality of what kids write. Each entry begins with a brief description of historical events "on this day," followed by a thought-provoking question to encourage creative journal entries. Teachers and parents will get to know the way their children think and view their world. With an introduction for parents, teachers, and writers, this book is an excellent resource that would also make a great teacher's gift. 2000, Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., $14.95. Ages Adult. Reviewer: M. Thomas SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
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Speaking as a former English teacher who had (and used) the first edition of Writing Down the Days, this is a great revision! Students who appreciate being given some direction in journaling activities will like the snippets of information and the topics suggested. These range from weighty "examine your soul and your world" type topics to the medium-weight "hmmm, let me think on this" to the lighter "this is an odd thing to write about" to the "that's silly but fun." All topics are well balanced, focused enough to give a sense of direction, yet open enough to let writers choose a direction and expand upon it should they wish. Educators of students of all ages will appreciate the wide variety of topics given and presented here. Sample topics include: Would you play a part in a movie if you weren't the good guy?; Write about a time when you went the wrong way or did something the wrong way. Tell what happened and how; What do you and your brothers and sisters fight about? Journals are a terrific way to begin a class, and to focus students. Dahlstrom's updated and revised book will make a terrific companion to any educator's classroom. I will recommend this to my fellow teachers. KLIATT Codes: JSA*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Free Spirit, 177p, bibliog, index, 23cm, 00-035453, $14.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Elsie Keyes; Teacher & Libn., Kalispell, MT, March 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 2)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915793198
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Series:
Free Spirited Classroom Ser.
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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