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An introduction to journal writing
Journal writing is an opportunity to explore feelings. Journal writing has one stipulation…SILENCE! Journals can help show a writer's growth, both as an individual and as a writer.
Begin with your “book”, loose leaf & pen. It’s an uninterrupted time to share your thoughts. Your thoughts are your own. They will not be graded or corrected. Sometimes your thoughts may be shared
Professional writers keep journals. A journal is something to fall back on when the going gets rough. A writer without a journal has no place to store promising ideas, no private place in which to think with a pen. Feel free to decorate your cover, paste a picture or photo on it, perhaps a quote? Journals can help show a writer's growth, both as an individual and as a writer.
What interests you? Write something that means something to you. You can jot anything and everything down.
What you saw on the bus ride to school The trees outside this classroom window The fact that the door to this classroom was moved
Imagination is the stuff that poems, plays and stories are made of. If you see someone walking down the street with a brief case imagine where that person is going? The job he/she has? What she’s thinking?
Many writers include their dreams in their journals. Record a dream you had last night or an exciting dream you can’t forget.
Make your journal fun to look at. Try sketching your friends, the front of your classroom, or an interesting object like an old movie projector Create a cartoon – about yourself, your family, or your school
Collect these – the interesting ones, the ones that strike you as unusual and different – and paste them in your journal