What are Write Back Journals?

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Write Back Journals are a communication tool between you and your student about his year in third grade.  Every other week, students will be given a prompt to respond to in letter format to their families.  The goals are as follows:  1) to learn how to respond completely to a prompt; 2) to communicate with families about classroom activities; and 3) to improve writing fluency. 

The Write Back Journals will be checked, but not corrected by the teacher.  They will be graded, however, for a thorough response to the given prompt.  Your job is to read them lovingly with your child and respond lovingly to your child.  They should be returned on the following school day.  At the end of the year, the Write Back Journals become a wonderful keepsake of memories of third grade.  

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