Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1990

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Arne Sippola

Second Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Third Committee Member

Larry Wald


This masters project provided a teachers' manual for use by teachers who want to establish a journal writing program. It was intended for teachers of grades kindergarten through third grade. In addition to the teachers' manual, this project also provided an overview of the literature of journal writing as part of a language arts program. Examples of students' journal entries were also included. The manual itself was prepared for use in a suburban, middle class school district and it contains a step-by-step approach to establishing a journal program.