Read more about how I use science journals in this blog post!
At the beginning of the year, I have students set up a composition notebook exclusively dedicated to science news. In the front cover, students glue a list of writing prompts to choose from. In the back cover, they paste a simple rubric. I keep a small bin for these notebooks in the classroom so that students don’t have to carry them around.
This download includes the prompt and rubric I have used and honed for years. To see more about how I have kids set up their notebooks, see this .