I was on a quest this year to spice up the journals of my Little Dragons this year. I came up with this idea because I would use a quote per day in our reading warm-up. I considered it an oral language activity, they would discuss with each other what the quote meant and then share out. It was higher level for them because often the meaning is one that takes some thought to reall comprehend.
This year we started Quote Journals. Often as a warm-up activity, I have the students glue in a quote and then write the meaning, illustrating it as well. We were off to a bit of a rough start because it is different than the "journaling" they were used to. But I do think some of them are really starting to get it: