I created this little booklet to use for the fall. The sheet is very simple, at the top it has Things I know and Care About. The students draw in the box a topic idea and write the word or words on the line. In the past I have had students do this sheet during the year, but I thought it might be interesting to do it each month and see what topics students are selecting and how they develop over the year. For example, when a students keeps writing the same topic at writing time, we can look in their booklets for a different idea. I think it would be a great tool to use during mini-lessons too.
So each page is the same except for the month changes in the corner.
I made some sheets for months that you may do a Unit of Study