The Writer’s Journal is a private spot for young writers to record their ideas during daily Writer’s Workshop. The writer puts his or her name on the cover and inside the first page where he or she can also draw a picture to personalize the journal.
Each page is lined and also includes space to draw illustrations.
The Writer’s Journal is an essential piece of Writer’s Workshop. Young writers write in the journal, freely and without an audience. It is a space to get ideas down on paper without worrying about spelling, presentation, or criticism. The Writer’s Journal remains private, for the writer’s eyes only unless he or she wishes to share.
Later the ideas recorded in the Writer’s Journal can be taken through the writing process and a final product, that is intended for an audience, is produced.
This Writer’s Journal contains 180 pages of writing space, one for each school day in a typical school year. Since for at least some of the days the writer will be working on a writing project this is more than is needed, so prolific writers can use more than one page in a day and still have enough room for the year.