Springtime is here! Here are 75 fun, spring-themed writing prompts that tackle six different writing/language techniques: Sentence structure, word choice, fiction, nonfiction, dialogue, and grammar. They’re fun, reflective, and a little bit crazy. All of them are designed to help your students have fun writing.
1. Title Slide
2. Table of Contents (With links, so navigation is easy!)
3-19. Fill in the Blank (15 prompts)
As easy as it sounds. Students fill in the blanks of the sentences with their own details and descriptions. This helps students get the sentence structure down, and also encourages figurative language.
20-33. True Story (12 prompts)
Nonfiction prompts for your students to tell about their own opinions and experiences. A fill in the blank starter is given for each prompt, to help students get going.
34-50. Word Jumble (15 prompts)
Spring themed words are presented in a word cloud, which students then use to make 3 sentences from.
51-63. Fiction Starter (11 prompts)
What happens when a carrot won’t stop growing?
These are your basic fiction prompts, but they’re sure to be fun. :)
64–80. Dialogue (15 prompts)
Students get a line of dialogue that they have to include somewhere in their story. Dialogue automatically infers action, so it’s a great way to get students into the story and brainstorm what characters are talking about.
81–89. Bloopers (7 prompts)
Each “blooper” sentence contains 4 errors (capitalization, spelling, punctuation, etc), and it’s your students job to find them all! When you click, the errors will appear, and finally the corrected sentence. Each error has a link to a slide that explains the grammar rule the error comes from.
90–99. Blooper Explanations (90-99)
These slides explain the grammar rules for the Blooper slides. Topics covered include: capitalization, proper nouns, its/it’s, there/their/they’re, contractions, verbs, adverbs, questions/statements, possessives, and quotation marks.
100–101. Image Citations (100-101)
All of the images used in this product are licensed for unlimited commercial use.
***Note: The first two slides of each writing prompt “type” are an instructions slide and a table of contents, so navigation is easy!
How to Use
Put on the PowerPoint, sit back, watch your students write. You can have students record their sentences/stories in a literacy journal, for warmups/tickets out the door, or you can print them out and have students write directly on them. Whatever works best for your class.
One fun thing is to have students volunteer to read their sentences out loud. You can also have them choose their favorite sentence/story to continue at the end of the week.
There are a couple of holiday themed prompts (Easter, Valentine’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day). These have been marked with an Easter egg, heart, and shamrock, so you can use these on those days!
Thank you for rating and reviewing! Happy Writing! :)