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How do you create Flat Stanley journal templates?

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Create Flat Stanley journal templates by creating headings for each part of the day the child spends with Flat Stanley. Ask open-ended or multiple choice questions, and create fill-in-the-blank statements for the child to describe his experience with Flat Stanley.

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Title the template My Flat Stanley Journal. Include a space for the child to write his name and the date. Write a brief prompt with instructions on how to fill out the journal template. For example, if you choose to include fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions, you may write "Fill in the blank or circle your answer."

Create broad chronological headings for the time the child spends with Stanley. You may include sections about going home from school, eating dinner, going to bed and getting up in the morning. For each section, include specific questions and prompts about the child's experience with Stanley. For instance, in the section about eating dinner, you may ask about Stanley's manners and whether or not he enjoyed the dinner. At the end of the journal, ask whether the child and his family would like to have Stanley visit again, and why or why not.

The Flat Stanley Project is a literary project created to facilitate letter-writing between children at various participating schools. Students read the book "Flat Stanley," create their own Flat Stanleys, then take them home and keep a journal documenting their experiences. Teachers mail the students' Flat Stanleys and respective journals to students at other schools, who fill out their own journals.

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