Journal Writing

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Coming up with ideas for journal writing in the classroom or home can sometimes be hard. Here are a few ideas I found online that might be useful.

ehow.com- Catholic, Christian and Spiritual Journal Writing Ideas

books.google.com- The Catholic Youth Prayer Book by Mary Shrader, page 102 & 103. Different techniques you can use for journaling.

associatedcontent.com- Keeping a Devotional Journal: 15 Prompts for Christians

thatresourcesite.com- Faith Notebooking Pages
Encourage learning about the Catholic Faith with these inviting notebooking sheets. These are perfect for CCD classes or home catechesis as well. Topics include the Sacred Heart of Jesus, The Mass, The Gospels, Our Lady, and more. These sheets come in sets and are perfect for written reports, copywork use, or narration. Created especially for Catholic learners, our notebooking pages are perfect for any learner whether they learn at home or are in a CCD Religious Education class. Each notebooking set generally includes four different line spacing options for writers of all levels and comes with both a picture or a blank space for a drawing. Sheets are contained in PDF sets for your convenience. Pages can be used for learners of all ages

thereligionteacher.com- Rosary Journals for Meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary

loyolapress.com- Confirmed in the Spirit Student Reflection Journal
With samples

Universal Publishing- These 80-page workbooks present grade-level (K through 8th grade) Catholic curriculum in a way that encourages students to think more deeply about their faith. Students read about the lesson; talk about the lesson using discussion prompts; answer a question to connect the lesson to their home, school, or parish; and complete a journaling activity with the help of a pre-writing section. Ideal for parish CCD/REC or in conjunction with any Catholic-school religion program. Includes FREE online teacher’s manual! Each grade level workbook has samples posted.

usccbpublishing.org- Reader’s Journal for the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
This easy-to-use journal is the perfect companion to the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. The reflections in the journal support and further expand on the topics in each chapter of the USCCA, helping the reader deepen their encounter with the living Christ. Use the journal with catechumens as part of their preparation for the Easter sacraments. Sample chapter provided.

Mass Journals- Here are several activities online that may help.

Do you have any other suggestions? Please comment and I will add it to the list.

Copyright 2011 Laura Grace

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Laura Grace was a special education teacher years ago and has taught CCD for 16 years. She has been a contributor at catholicmom.com since 2006, is part of the Gospel Reflections Team, and creates lesson plans for religious education and homeschooling. In 2008 Laura started her own blog, The Catholic Toolbox where she posts activities, crafts, games, worksheets, puzzles, lesson plans, classroom tips, etc. for all ages.

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