Magazine Interest Journal

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Magazine Interest Journal...What is it?

A magazine interest journal is a composition journal that is shared within the class. It is used as part of a writing station or as an early finisher activity. It requires students to inference what is happening in the picture and to write their inferences or a story to match the picture. 

What kind of pictures do you need?

I have found that pictures of animals work the best, but really any kind of picture will work! In addition to animals, I try to clip food or objects that I think my firsties will relate to. 

How does it work?

Step 1: Students select a magazine clipping from a basket I keep in the writing station.

Step 2: Students glue the picture into the journal.

Step 3: Students write their name and the date at the top of the page.

Step 4: Students write. I like to give them the sentence stem "I think _____" to help get them started. 

Here are some my favorites!

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