Every weekend, Grade 2 students are tasked to write a journal about something that happened recently. This activity is designed to give students important writing practice to see if there are any grammar issues that need to be addressed. They are also given an opportunity to try out what they’ve learned in class. Then, the following Wednesday, after the teachers has corrected the journals, students present their journal to the class. Their classmates then ask the presenter some questions.
This blog post highlights some of the great journals that students have written recently. Students have made good progress writing longer better journals using grammatically more complex English.