Classroom Freebies

Susan Berkowitz’s Summer Journal Writing Freebie

Students in Special Education, especially those with significant language disorders, often don't get much time in writing instruction or activities.


This is a summer journal writing activity that you can send home with your students, so they can keep track of their activities and vacations, and come back to school prepared to share.
Students come back to school prepared to write or tell a personal narrative, with all the details you need to create a written language sample.

You can also use the journal pages as a basis for a "What I Did Over Summer Vacation" essay.
Have parents send in photos, and create a summer fun bulletin board.  You can use the journals to help students practice language targets; such as describing a place or activity, using complete sentences, identifying actions, and answering Wh-questions.

All pages have visual cues for the theme and Wh - statements.  You might like to take a look at the larger, paid resource, too.
Have a great summer, and......... Keep on Talking!