Are you looking for rigorous text-based writing prompts for your 2nd graders? Included are 30 writing prompts- 5 for each story in Unit 2 of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys series- 2nd grade (Animals Building Homes, The Ugly Vegetables, Super Storms, How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, and Jellies) The questions correspond with Bloom's Taxonomy, and get progressively more difficult as the story progresses. For each story, day 1 contains a comprehension prompt, day 2 is an application prompt, day 3 contains an analysis prompt, day 4 is an evaluation question, and day 5 is a synthesis prompt. These journal prompts are a great way to prepare students for the rigorous writing demands on 3rd grade PSSAs and correlate to the common core standards.
Developed by Zack Rice, 2nd grade teacher