April Writing Prompts Activities Journal Topics Spring Writing

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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Looking for spring writing activities and journal topics to engage your writers this April? These high-interest and engaging writing prompts are seasonal and relate to what students are experiencing this month and will surely keep motivation high.

This set includes BOTH a printable AND digital version to use with Google Classroom™.

Writing genre posters make great anchor charts for your writing bulletin board. Included are models of completed graphic organizers and prompts for each genre for you to share with your students to annotate and analyze. This is a great way to show students how to write to each genre and how to effectively use graphic organizers and rubrics!

Completed modeled writing graphic organizers and prompts are perfect to annotate with your students and to help them see a completed writing piece from beginning to end!

These April prompts are seasonal and relate to what students are experiencing this month! There are 21 prompts in all, 7 for each writing genre. There are 3 different rubrics to use to assess each of the different genres of writing.

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This writing unit can be easily infused into any writing program. See the preview for more specific details!


✓Digital Link and Directions to use with Google

Opinion Writing

  • Classroom Poster
  • Student Opinion/Persuasive Graphic Organizer
  • Student Checklist
  • Teacher Rubric
  • Model Graphic Organizer and Prompt
  • 7 Student Prompts

Informative Writing

  • Classroom Poster
  • Student Informative Graphic Organizer
  • Student Checklist
  • Student Note-Taking Sheet
  • Teacher Rubric
  • Model Graphic Organizer and Prompt
  • 7 Student Prompts

Narrative Writing

  • Classroom Poster
  • 3 Different Student Narrative Graphic Organizers
  • Student Checklist
  • Teacher Rubric
  • Model Graphic Organizer and Prompt
  • 7 Student Prompts

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  1. Extra Lined Paper (Plain and Spring Themed)
  2. Teacher Suggestions
  3. Suggested Book List for Monthly Prompts

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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.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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