Welcome to Writing Right Through December and January! This series contains seasonal and theme related writing activities for each month of the year, all correlated to the common core standards.
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Includes writing prompts for penguins, walruses, and polar bears.
Designed for a 3 week unit on Arctic/Antarctic (Winter) animals.
Read informational text about each animals and have students complete one writing prompt each day. At the end of the week, add a cover page, and students have pub
Winter writing prompts are just what you need to get your students writing! Use them in centers, during your literacy block or during writer's workshop. They are also a great addition to a writing center. The word banks included with each prompt help serve as starting point for writing topics.
15 French Winter Writing Prompts
15 pages, each with a title, pictures and a word bank related to the winter theme
Writing time can be very frustrating for both student and teacher when students constantly ask "Comment est-ce qu'on écrit/épelle le mot....?"
I tried REALLY hard to give students lot
This is a printable file that contains pieces to make a Writing Winter themed bulletin board. The pieces are editable so the writing prompts can be changed, as well as the rubric. I use this as a challenge for my students who are finished with their work early. There are 10 writing prompts to cho
This writing pack includes everything you need to help your students become writers!
4 different writing prompts for each: narrative, expository, opinion, and friendly letters
posters for each type of writing
2 different rubrics for each type of writing (teacher and student version)
Caribou informational writing prompt with mentor texts: Evidence-based informational writing. Students write an essay that explains how caribou survive the cold weather. They must use information from two different nonfiction passages. Please note that this writing prompt is just part of my growing
Winter Olympics Themed Behavior Clip Chart in color and black and white
Teachers allocate a clothes pin/peg for each child with their name written clearly. Staple or place the cards together in a vertical fashion, in order from outstanding down to parent contact.
Start each student on the green
This non fiction unit is designed to follow a 2-3 day lesson plan, depending on how much time you spend each day in your writing block. I love to combine my Science standards with my Writing. The children love reading informational text and learning about life around them. Adding a writing component
Students showing various levels of proficiency in writing can write to persuade using this packet!
Students write to persuade someone to try peppermint, gingerbread, and hot chocolate. Students also encourage someone to make healthy choices by dressing appropriately for winter weather.
Each set co
This PDF is a rubric visual that shows students (kids) how to add more "oomph" to any type of piece they are creating. Whether it be writing or creating a project, use this snowman visual to show how you cannot have a complete assignment without essentials.
This snowman rubric is on a 4-point-scale
What would you do if you had a reindeer for a week? Students are asked to answer that question in this fun and creative writing assignment. If you are working on three paragraph narratives this is the writing activity for you. It comes with simple directions, and an easy to use rubric.
This resource contains:
* Ten Frames (0-20)
* Coordinated Number Cards (0-20)
* Directions to Create a Counting Work Sample
Print out the frames that you will need dependent upon the age of your students and their developmental level (0-5, 0-10, or 0-20).
Use this rubric when teaching student behavior expectations, or when scoring or grading projects or story problem solutions. The better they do, the better their snowman is!
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Want to try something new this year for your December writing time? Be the talk of the school with these "3D Snowman Writings". The file contains 4 different writing prompts that align to the common core, a 3D snowman cut out, bordered and divided writing paper to help with handwriting, and a master
Aligns with the Common Core. This December your students will enjoy these real world writing prompts related to Christmas time. The bundle includes 4 writing prompts, 3D popouts for hallway flair, dotted handwriting paper for clear and concise writing form, and a rubric to boot! Enjoy!
SNOWMAN BOOK REPORT RUBRIC
Rubric to be used with the snowman book report.
Snowman Book Report Letter can be found here:
This document includes a parent/guardian letter, student research questions, parent notices and rubric for presentation. This fun project allows students to choose an animal of study to present to the class in a variety of ways. This not only covers science, but informative writing. Students will
Students are required to "build a snowman" using geometric figures.
point, angle, line segment, set of interescting lines, set of perpendicular lines, set of parallel lines
angle , ray, right triangle, equilateral triangle, acute triangle, isosceles triangle, obtuse triangle, scalene triangle
Feel free to use this freebie as part of your writing practice. It can be used as a whole group activity within your Writing Workshop as a Free Write or taken through the entire writing process. It can also be used as a fun activity for your students to complete on their own in a writing center du
This Winter Themed Resource will provide your students with several early learning math readiness activities including the following:
* Matching Activity (8 snowflakes provided)
* Concept of Same and Different
* Identification of Numbers
* Naming Numbers
* Ordering Numbers
Winter Writing & Sentence Building
Winter Writing and Sentence Building for Kindergarteners. This product has everything your writing center will need this winter.
• 11 sentence building printable sheets.
• 2 Progress monitoring sheets for sentence building and f
Descriptive Writing Inspired by the Beauty of Winter!
Your students will actively participate in this fun and effective writing lesson as they describe winter using their five senses. The detailed instructions, great graphic organizer, adjective bank, winter word bank (vocabulary) and wel
Your students will actively participate in this fun and effective narrative writing lesson. With the use of detailed instructions, a transitional phrase chart, a great graphic organizer, a super cool prompt, and peer review sessions, your students will be able to produce a wonderful and ent
This resource provides you with a Counting Song to provide verbal prompts for counting from 1 to 10.
You can sing the song and count backwards from 10 to 1!
In addition, you will be provided with directions to create a Counting Work Sample with Label and Rubric for your asses
Would your students like to try skiing? Well…find out. This FREEBIE can be used to supplement your existing winter writing activities. This package consists of graphic organizers, differentiated writing papers and a writing rubric. These writing papers will assist your students in writing their opin
These Winter Journals are perfect for the beginning of Kindergarten. Each page has a word bank and sentence starter. There is also a writers checklist included for children to check their own work and a place for teachers to make notes. I use them during reading groups and children are able to quick
This packet can be used with any winter holiday or celebration. Included in this unit:
1) Graphic Organizers for Research
2) Writing Paper
3) Mini Lesson for an Interesting Introduction
4) Rubrics for classwork, writing, and presentation
This is a decimal project where students go "shopping" through local ads, creating a list of gifts they will buy for others. They will esitmate how much they will spend per person and then for everyone. They will then add the prices (adding decimals) and find the exact amounts. They have $1,000 to s
The Winter themed essay writing bundle includes 6 different prompts. There are two prompts each for expository, persuasive and narrative essay writing. In addition to the prompts, there are instructions on using it as a demand or timed writing prompt (great for use with a Substitute teacher) as we
The Groundhog's Day Essay Writing bundle includes 3 different prompts. There is one prompt each for expository, persuasive and narrative essay writing. In addition to the prompts, there are instructions on using it as a demand or timed writing prompt (great for use with a Substitute teacher) as we
This rubric is written in student-friendly language (per Marzano) and enables the student to assess their ability in determining the Author's Purpose for writing a text.
Depending on which scale/rubric you prefer, there are 2 copies here, one which rates students on the 1-2-3-4 scale, and the other
Students will write a sequel to the story "Heat Wave" by Helen Ketteman. Students will write a narrative essay as if the sequel to the story is a cold wave.
Have the students read Heat Wave prior to the writing project.
Perfect for practice for the PARCC test's narrative writing aspects.
Christmas can be hectic in the classroom! Here are 7 holiday themed rubrics to help you manage your class and make it to Christmas break! Use with your 2nd-5th grade students. Includes: Behavior Rubric, Group Work Rubric, Homework Rubric, Presentation Rubric, Persuasive Writing Rubric, Opinion Writ
This activity supports the following Early Learning Math Skills:
• ordering numbers 0-20 in sequential order
• counting/ creating sets of objects
• matching numeral to set of objects
• identification/ naming of numbers
• receptive identification of numbers
Students will practice public speaking skills by reciting a student chosen winter poem approved by the teacher. This document includes the description, and scoring rubric.
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Snowy Speeches: Impromptu Speaking Strategies and Practice is a resource that gives students strategies for impromptu speaking and practice in both small and large group settings. The lesson is designed to last approximately two 40-minute classes. The theme is winter. It
1)Listening (Écoute et dessine): Students can be read the selections below and have to draw the images on page 2 below. When I do this, I read the entire section one at a time, and then reread each sentence slowly, and repeat as necessary.
2)Reading (Lis et dessine): Student can be given pages 3-5
The weeks before and after winter break can be crazy. I love the festivity and enthusiasm of the winter season, but it can be hard to maintain a routine. This writing pack is PRINT AND GO! Save yourself some time and keep your students engaged!
I've been used these prompts for years to provide s
Students of Core French (gr. 3-5) or French Immersion (gr. 2-3) will fill in the blanks with some winter activities in order to create an interview. which will then be recorded as though they are on television.
A new year is the perfect time for students to identify and write goals for second semester. Students may choose to write personal, academic and/or behavioral goals. Some teachers may have students write more than one goal. Goals help motivate students to focus on an area in which to improve upon
Need a fun project to get through the winter days? This project combines an art project with writing. Students will create a themed snowperson and then will get to choose a passion project to go with the snowperson. Projects include music, poetry, short stories, biography, and more. There are al