Not a member? Join for FREE
Home

Groundhog Day: Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}

Grade Levels
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Product Rating
Teachers Pay Teachers
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
17.43 MB   |   21 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Groundhog Day Writing for February: Create an unforgettable writing experience for your students with these fun and original colorful story starter writing prompts for the winter months. These are not your typical prompts. They are designed to get students to use their imagination and enjoy a fun writing experience.

You get 24 Groundhog Day themed story starters in color, six themed images for classroom decoration, six blank story starters, three pages of graphic organizers, and 7 groundhog themed writing pages. Add in the two pages of instructional material and writing tips for teachers, and you're ready to go. You can start using these the first day of February and use a prompt each day, during the week of February 2nd, or just on Groundhog Day.

Some prompt topics include Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil, The Super Bowl, other animals, spring, and, of course, ground hogs.

This will help you meet Common Core writing standards for real or imagined narratives W.2.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3

These materials are just right for 2nd through 5th grade students and are perfect for narrative paragraphs, event paragraphs, narrative essays, and event essays. Plus, you'll get your students excited to use their creative writing skills.

You can find a similar container and decorative pencils on the image at at any dollar store. You can also just pass out the story starters or even place them on craft sticks. If you're looking for more themed prompts, I also have lots more sets in my store.

Tip: If you have a class party, you can also use the images without the prompts for cupcake toppers.

Winter, Groundhog Day, groundhog, hibernate, Common Core Writing, winter, February, essays, paragraphs, writing prompts, robin sellers
Total Pages
21
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

Average Ratings

4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
4.0
Total:
31 ratings

Comments & Ratings

n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 9, 2014,  Buyer said:
Lots of good ideas,,,Thanks
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 17, 2014,  Rees N. said:
These were really cute and fun!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 30, 2014,  Rita P. said:
Great story prompts!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  November 7, 2013,  Buyer said:
Very clever topics.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  August 13, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thank you!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  May 1, 2013Andrea McEvoy (TpT Seller) said:
Worked out great!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  April 24, 2013,  Robin H. said:
My students loved these!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 21, 2013Dana Helyer (TpT Seller) said:
cute ideas
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 3, 2013,  Amy F. said:
Wow! I got a lot of great writings!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 3, 2013,  Beth B. said:
Second Grade Land thanks you for your Groundhog Story Starters!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 24, 2013,  Buyer said:
This is my favorite download so far. My students made their predictions and loved the graphics on the paper. Thank you!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 22, 2013,  Buyer said:
I love these - they were so fun for my students!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 19, 2013,  Renee C. said:
We enjoyed this unit.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 15, 2013,  Buyer said:
very cute!!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 10, 2013Jeanne Collins (TpT Seller) said:
Great addition to my Groundhog day files!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 8, 2013Maria Tomon (TpT Seller) said:
Great Tool
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 8, 2013,  Buyer said:
Great packet! Thank you!
n/a
3.9
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 29, 2013,  Jacinda L. said:
These were great prompts to add into my Daily Five writing center! The kids loved all the prompts- especially the Super Bowl one! The graphic organizer was great to have.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 27, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thanks
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 27, 2013,  Buyer said:
These are too cute! I can't wait to use them. You've saved me in a pinch.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 27, 2013,  Buyer said:
Awesome! My students are going to love it!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 26, 2013Linda McKenna (TpT Seller) said:
Great, thank you!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 24, 2013,  Buyer said:
Great!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 19, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thank you!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 18, 2013,  Buyer said:
Love these story starters!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 11, 2013,  Sylvia R. said:
Love these cute story starters!! Please create more!! Thanks, Sylvia
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 10, 2013,  Buyer said:
Very cute!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 8, 2013,  Kim S. said:
My kids and I LOVE these! I have them all; keep them coming! :D
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
These are a wonderful motivator, my kids love them and are writing more and more !
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 5, 2013Kelly Wade (TpT Seller) said:
I'm looking forward to using this as a Writing Center. Thanks.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 4, 2013,  Buyer said:
These are a hit in my classroom. Please make some for March!
On  January 4, 2013Robin Sellers answered:
Thanks so much! I hope to be able to make at least one set each month.
Teachers Pay Teachers
Please log in to post a question.

Product Questions & Answers


Be the first to ask Robin Sellers a question about this product. Please log in to do that.

$4.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
 (1,016 Followers)
$4.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
Groundhog Day: Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}
Groundhog Day: Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}
Groundhog Day: Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}
Groundhog Day: Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}