Journal writing is a great way to integrate Language Arts and Social Studies.
The "Dear America" book series is a perfect jumping off place. I have acquired a small collection of these books in my class library. While teaching about explorers, I have my students write journals or diaries that these men might have kept.
|A brown paper bag can be crumbled and smoothed to look like a leather cover.|
|Beautiful cursive handwriting is always a must in an old diary.|
|A picture is worth a thousand words.|
How do you use journals in our classroom?
Please leave a comment and let me hear your thoughts.