Lesson Plan

First Grade Journals

Read aloud a hilarious diary written from the perspective of a spider, then use the story to launch your first grade journal writing. Students will love creating their very own writing journals.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and write the letters that represent the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in a word.


(15 minutes)
  • Read the book Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin aloud to your class.
  • Ask students to reflect on what they learned about the main character (spider) in the story.
  • Briefly explain that a diary or journal is a place to write down things about your life and how you see the world.
  • Tell your students that today they will create their very own school journals.