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Kids will fall in love with writing to these cutesy critters! Use this Writing Menu as a rotation to encourage student choice.

First, students select one of the five love bugs provided with this download. Then, they choose one writing activity to complete upon every visit to the writing rotation.

What's Included:

-FIVE special and unique Love Bugs!
-Writing Menu with FOUR Valentine's Day-themed writing options!
-"A Bug Story: tales of Love and Friendship"
Sequencing with thinking maps to inspire writing love bug
stories with a beginning, middle, and end.
-"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Stationary for the Love Bugs!
-"Postage stamps" to address envelopes!
-Verb work with the Love Bugs
-"The Bug Hub:Compare and Contrast your Love Bugs

PLEASE rate me if you (and your kids!) enjoy this writing activity. It will make me so happy to know that others are enjoying the product!

Valentine's Day Love Bug Writing Menu by Ellen Boyle is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


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13
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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On  February 23, 2013,  Buyer said:
I love those little bugs - I used them to teach compare and contrast
On  March 11, 2013Ellen Boyle answered:
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed my little love bugs and the learning that they bring:)
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On  January 30, 2013,  Buyer said:
Can't wait to use them!
On  January 31, 2013Ellen Boyle answered:
I'm so happy to hear you're excited about teaching with The Love Bugs!! Thank you for leaving your feedback and stopping by my store:)
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On  February 7, 2012,  Buyer said:
Very cute!! I think this will inspire my kiddo's to write!!
Love the compare and contrast.
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On  February 7, 2012Sybil Barker (TpT Seller) said:
Creative and colorful; sure to inspire. Thanks!
On  February 7, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I hope that your kids enjoy them as much as mine do! Please visit my store again in the next couple days...more products are on there way!
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On  February 5, 2012,  CAROL C. said:
I really like the idea of a writing menu. It will give my students some different ideas to write about. The bugs are adorable! Thank you for this very timely and cute writing project!
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On  February 5, 2012Kathleen Applebee (TpT Seller) said:
especially liked the compare and contrast idea
On  February 5, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
Thank you Kathleen! I love to use thinking maps as much as possible...I often imagine how much less scattered I would be with planning and writing if I thought to automatically prewrite in the same manner we stress to our kids! I hope you consider following my tpt store or blog so that I can keep you posted on future freebies and products! Thanks again for your feedback!

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On  February 5, 2012Rayadair (TpT Seller) said:
It is so important to have good sources of writing for our students. This gives them a fun and good source to work on this skill. Thank you.
On  February 5, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
Thank you for your feedback! I have a class full of fantastic writers this year, so they keep me on my toes trying to always plan new, creative, and challenging topics about which to write! I truly hope your kids enjoy my love bugs as much as mine do, and please consider following my blog and tpt store so I can keep you in the loop of my future products and freebies!

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On  February 5, 2012Mrs Unger (TpT Seller) said:
A Writing Menu? Very interesting concept...I like it! Thank you for the freebie. :)
On  February 5, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback! My students are always excited to choose the Writing rotation in The Daily 5 when they know there are lots of options for them to choose from, so I hope your kiddos get just as much enjoyment from the love bugs as mine do!
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Thanks for the freebie! I think my students will enjoy writing about these friendly little bugs!
On  February 5, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
You're so welcome...thank you for your feedback! My kids always flip when new, cutesy critters visit our classroom so I hope that your students will get a kick out of them as well! I hope you will consider following my tpt store or blog so that I can keep you in the loop of future products, freebies, and ideas!

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On  February 5, 2012,  Buyer said:
thank you for posting this. as a freebie no less! I'm going to be adding these prompts over the next week and a half. can't want to see what they come up with.
On  February 5, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
I'm so glad you enjoy them! My favorite part about tpt is hearing feedback from other teachers who see a use for my products in their own classrooms! Enjoy, and hope you come back to visit my store soon!
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On  February 5, 2012Jamie Woodward (TpT Seller) said:
Super cute, I love giving my students themed writing options for early finishers in the writing center.
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On  February 5, 2012,  Buyer said:
The love bugs are adorable, and the writing choices are just perfect for my class. Thank you!
On  February 5, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
I'm so glad you like them...my kiddos always flip out when cutesy critters make an appearance in the classroom! I love offering the writing choices in the menu form so that students take ownership of whichever products they choose to create. I think they like feeling "grown up" enough to make a responsible choice for themselves!
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Love it!
On  February 5, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
Thanks Tammy for your feedback! I hope you will consider following my blog and tpt store for more products and freebies in the near future! I wish you and your students have a love-filled Valentine's Day!

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On  February 5, 2012,  Buyer said:
This looks cute and easy to use. Thanks for sharing!
On  February 5, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
Thanks for providing your feedback! I stick it in the Writing rotation during The Daily 5. I always find that most of my students are super motivated to try and make time to complete all of the options on the menu. I hope your little ones get as much enjoyment out of it as mine do! Please visit my store and blog in the near future for more products and freebies!

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On  January 30, 2012Deb Thomas (TpT Seller) said:
Hi Ellen, That is a very cute packet!!!
On  January 30, 2012Ellen Boyle answered:
Thank you for your feedback...it's so wonderful to hear that other teachers are getting use out of my products with their own children! I hope your kiddos enjoy it and that you come back to peruse through future items! I have enjoyed beginning to look through some of your items for sale too Deb, and am now following you so I can keep up-to-date on your future items!
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On  January 30, 2012,  Buyer said:
Super cute!
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