I'm looking for alternative ideas to how my team currently teaches journaling. It is VERY stressful for me. We currently have them draw a horizontal line for each word that they are going to write. We usually tell them a start to their sentence (for example this we we're writing I can ____.) So they'd draw 3 lines and add their own word at the end. But the lines are hard for the kids. They can't stay on the line to write, they don't make them long enough and if they add more than one word at the end they don't get how. We try to stick with short sentences using the high frequency words that we're learning but there's a part of me that feels like part of the stress is because the sentences are boring and they don't allow them very much freedom to write their own ideas. So I'm curious, how do you teach journaling?