Are you looking for rigorous text-based writing prompts for your 2nd graders? Included are 30 writing prompts- 5 for each story in Unit 4 of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys series- 2nd grade (Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble, Luke Goes to Bat, My Name is Gabriela, The Signmaker's Assistant, and Dex: Heart of a Hero). 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