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Fifth and sixth graders will be writing in a Personal Journal this year. For more information, read the paragraph below. Students may purchase any design, color, or style of Composition Book, but it should be bound, and NOT a spiral notebook. 

A personal journal is a good, ongoing way to record your observations and thoughts--your personal responses to your world--and thus develop ideas for writing. It is a record of your observations, feelings, and reflections on your experiences. You may want to write about an incident you observed, a person, a place, an important childhood experience, different reactions to a situation, a current issue, a goal, an ethical problem, or any other subject that has attracted your attention and occupied your thoughts.

Teaching Posters & Powerpoints

Style Seminar

Getting Excited about the Pre-write: Janice Malone

Be More Descriptive: MW Doc

Mood List PFD

Character Traits List PFD

Transitional Words & Their Uses MW Document

Transitions and Connective Phrases MW Document

Expanding Sentences

LC Writing Web: Graphic Organizer

LC Current Event Report

Writing Prompts
Journal Topics Organized by Month

Writing Prompts

Paragraph a Week: A Yearly Writing Program

Writing & Journaling Prompt Link Page

Writing Fix: Prompts & More

Writing Prompts at Internet 4 Classrooms

Writing Websites from Internet4Classrooms

Writing Tools: Grades 6-8 pdf/25 Pages

PowerPoints from Jefferson School

Song: I Want Good Grammar

Web sites for Writing Compiled by Ms. Doglio

Choose Visitor; Enter msdoglio & Click Visit Site


Write & Print Poems at Read, Write, Think

Write an Acrostic Poem

Write a Diamante Poem

Write a Diamante pdf

LC Bio Poem Lesson

LC Friendship Poem

LC Poetry Brainstorm

LC Literary Terms

Ms. Doglio's Poetry Links

Poem to Ponder: Bottom Line

ETTC's Poetry Forms

Cinquain ppt

Personal Narrative

Personal Narrative: Unwritten--A Song to get you motivated

PowerPoint: The Personal Narrative
Click Slide Show, then click From Beginning; Esc key to exit


How to Write a 5 Paragraph Personal Narrative

Questions to Help Choose a Personal Narrative Topic

LC Narrative Writing Checklist

LC Personal Narrative Topics

Personal Narrative Topics

6th Grade Graphic Organizer for PN

LC Imaginative Narrative Topics


Expository Writing Tips

Expository Student Checklist

Expository Rubric

LC Expository Essay Format

Expository Thanksgiving Essay

Expository Essay Prompts

Goals & Action Plan

Cursive Practice: Improve your Penmanship

Cursive: Capital Letters
Click a letter and watch the animated formation.

Handwriting Paragraph

Lined Paper

Excellent Site

Utah Valley State College: Writing Lab

Stationary & Shapes
Shape Books Ready to Print

Write On Shapes to Print

6 +1 Traits
6 +1 Traits Writing Assessment & More

6 +1 Trait Posters

6 +1 Scoring Rubric

Student Friendly Rubric pdf

Literature Ideas for Teaching Writing Traits

Beenleigh School Links

Power Writing

Guide to Grammar & Writing

Creative Writing
Create a Comic Strip Online

Biography Maker

Authentic Writing

Write Away at Kids Konnect

Narrative, Expository, & Persuasive

Writing Myths, Folk Tales, & Fairy Tales

Excellent Writing & Penmanship Links
Choose Language Arts/Writing

Writing High School & Up
Writer's Workshop--Middle & High School

Writers Craft Seminar--Upper

Annotated Writing Models: Grades 6-12

University Writing Center

The Writing Center--Upper Level

University of Victoria Writers Guide

Reading Writing Connection

11 Rules of Writing

Create a Bibliography

Citing References: Choose a Style

Easy Bibliography

Citation Style Handbook

Write Source

Thanksgiving Word Game

New Year Word Game

Ready to Print Story Picture Paper

Story Writing Paper

Super Teacher Writing Paper

Write on Shapes

Holiday Writing Shapes

Dialogue License

Anchor Charts