Making a Journal

Printer Friendly Version
Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Art
Length of Time
30 to 45 minutes
Description

In this lesson, students will make a journal. Then, they can start writing in their journal on any topic they choose.

Goals

Students will:

*Create their own journal cover

*Create their own paper to use inside their journal

*Will bind their journal in whatever way they choose

Materials Needed

*Construction paper that is sturdy

*Markers or Paints

*Blank or lined paper for their journal

*Binding material such as a machine that binds folders or other material they need so they can keep their journal together with their cover and pages.

Procedure

First, you will have the students decide what kind of journal they want to keep. Here are some ideas for journals: Daily thoughts, dream journal, pets, family, vacations, friendships, book reviews, or any other topic they would like to write about and keep in their journal.

Then, they will make the cover for their journal using construction paper and markers or paint and other types of art equipment like sequins.

After that, they will put their blank pages inside their journal and bind the journal in the way that they choose. They could bind it using spiral binding, wire binding, holes punched and yarn through the holes, or another way.

Then, they are ready to begin writing in their journal.

Grading

You can grade the students on how they worked on their journals and their creativity.

Navigation
Sponsored Links
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plan Subjects
Similar Lesson Plans
  • Turkey Feathers - Counting
    Students will have turkey patterns and feathers. They will place the correct number of feathers on the turkey that is written below each turkey. Then, they can color the turkeys. This lesson...
  • Scrapbooks
    Students will gather their pictures they have made and put them together in a scrapbook for their...
  • I Am Special
    In this lesson, students will be taught that they each have qualities that make them special in their own way....
  • Finger Painted Christmas Trees
    Students will have green finger paint to make Christmas trees. They will also use red finger paint and make decorations on the tree and presents below the...
  • Making Christmas Cards
    In this lesson, students will learn to make Christmas cards for their parents. This lesson plan can also be for elementary students Grades 1 to...