2nd Grade Writing Prompts for a Year

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You are Saving 30% by Purchasing This Year Long Writing Bundle!

• 2nd Grade Opinion Writing Prompts

• 2nd Grade Science Writing Prompts

• 2nd Grade Social Studies Writing Prompts

• 2nd Grade Letter Writing Prompts

• 2nd Grade Fun Friday Activities

With this bundle of over 300 activities, you get an ENTIRE YEAR of 2nd grade Writing Prompts.

Writing is an important focus in 2nd grade, and this resource provides over 300 print-and-go prompts to enforce these skills in a variety of ways. These activities are wonderful for writing centers, whole group, and small group instruction. Along with helping students practice their writing skills, they are also enforcing countless other skills with this bundle!

Pack 1: Opinion Writing Prompts- Students share their opinions, thoughts, and feelings about topics concerning them in their lives with the help of guided questions.

Pack 2: Science Writing Prompts- Students read provided science information, facts, and examples any apply this knowledge to respond to writing prompts.

Pack 3: Social Studies Prompts- Students read provided social studies information, facts, and examples any apply this knowledge to respond to writing prompts.

Pack 4: Letter Writing Prompts- Students write letters to important people in their lives, public figures, and fictional characters with the help of guided questions.

Pack 5: Fun Friday Prompts- Students complete fun and zany creative writing activities. When they are finished writing, they will complete the given drawing/coloring activities.

Sample Topics Included in This Packet:

• Family and Friends

• Experiences

• Hobbies

• School

• Goals

• Joyful Times

• Sad Times

• Fears

• Personal Style

• Hopes

• Memories

• States of Matter

• Forms of Energy

• Living/Nonliving Things

• Plants and Animals

• Vertebrates/Invertebrates

• Habitats

• The Food Pyramid

• Weather and Pollution

• Sun/Moon

• Measuring Length/Volume

• Body Systems

• School Faculty

• Community Heroes

• Historical Figures

• Their Future Selves

• Fictional Characters

• Government Leaders

• Their Favorite People

• Holiday Characters

• Role Models

• Communities

• Qualities of Citizens

• Wants and Needs

• Laws

• City/State Governments

• Producers/Consumers

• Country Governments

• Branches of Government

• Landforms

• Natural Resources

• American Heroes

• Goods/Services

• Animal Activities

• Outer Space Activities

• Adventure Activities

• Holiday Activities

• Friend Activities

• Favorites Activities

• Story Creating Activities

• About Me Activities

• Superhero Activities

• Problem Solving Activities

• Goals Activities


Bonus Features Included:

• Guided Questions/Brain Starters- There are questions and ideas of what to write about on every page. No more “I don’t know what else to write!”

• Facts and Information- Students do not need a textbook to complete these writing activities! Information about the topic with examples are included before the prompt, so students can use this information to guide them through their writing.

• Early Finisher Work- There is a box/picture on each page for students to illustrate the topic and their writing. This is great for students to work on when they finish before their classmates!

• Mini-Versions- All prompts are included on cards without lines or boxes. This is perfect for laminating and putting in a center so you don’t have to print class sets. They also are great for an early finisher station. Students can grab a card at any time for an engaging writing activity.

These engaging and educational writing prompts are sure to interest students while teaching them valuable writing skills at the same time. With these resources, students will master writing in no time!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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