April Writing Prompts and More!

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Do you find yourself scrambling for journal prompts that keep your students engaged and excited about writing? Let me ease your frustrations with my April writing packet! In this download, you will discover a writing prompt for each day in the month of April, an April writing menu (perfect for a writing center), word work cards, writing tips, and a student writing rubric. Take a look to see what other teachers have to say about this April writing resource! I can guarantee you will have your students on the "WRITE" track in no time!

♥Before purchasing this resource, I encourage you to take a look at the savings that are available by purchasing my bundle which includes writing prompts for the ENTIRE year!! There's no more racking your brain for journal prompts! Click the link below to see what other teachers have to say about this resource!

Link-Year Long Writing Prompts Bundle
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Getting your students inspired to write can definitely be a challenge. I hope you find this product useful and resourceful as you encourage your students to become young authors! I will be adding the May set of prompts today, as well as a spring bundle that includes March, April and May! If you are not a current follower of mine on TPT, I encourage you to become one so that you can receive my notifications.
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Included in this product are the following items:

✎48 MONTHLY WORD CARDS: These cards include adorable clipart from TPT’s most popular clip artists! These cards include thematic, seasonal, or holiday words that your students can use as a spelling reference or you may choose to place the words in your Word Work station for your students to do activities with. Simply laminate, hole punch, and place them on a ring or put them in a container. Another suggestion might be to display them on a word wall if you have the space in your writing center so that students can easily view.

✎MONTHLY MENU: This menu is intended to be printed, laminated, or inserted into a sheet protector, and placed in the writing center for students to access if they are at a loss of writing ideas. We sure don’t want our students spending 10 minutes of their writing time “THINKING” about what to write, so this menu can ignite their thoughts.

✎20 (plus 2 addition Easter themed prompts in case Easter falls in April) WRITING PROMPTS:

1. April Fools' Day is celebrated on April 1st each year. Tell about the greatest April Fools' prank you have ever played on someone.
2. Think about your favorite restaurant. Describe what you like about it and what you prefer to order there.
3. Write about some things you enjoy doing on a rainy day.
4. Describe your favorite spring activities.
5. Explain what this saying, “April showers bring May flowers” means to you.
6. Write a friendly letter to Earth and describe some ways that you plan to make a difference to take care of her.
7. Describe a rainbow and how it forms in the sky. What are some things you think about when you see a rainbow?
8. It is important to start your day with a healthy breakfast. Describe the perfect breakfast.
9. Imagine that you get to take a hot air balloon ride with a friend. Tell about the adventure and where you would want it to carry you.
10. A computer is a great tool that can be used for many different things. Write about some different ways you use a computer.
11. April is National Kite Month. Imagine that you have to explain how to fly a kite to a friend that has never flown one. Write about the important things they should know in order to fly their kite.
12. Write about the adventures of spending a day playing in the rain. "Once upon a rainy day, we put on our raincoats and rubber boots and... "
13. You have been given the task of building a garden. Explain how you do it and the things you would plant in your garden. Include the important things you need to do to care for your garden.
14. Write about something new that you have learned to do this spring.
15. Tell about a spring sport or hobby that you enjoy doing this time of year.
16. It's Arbor Day! Make a list of benefits that trees provide us. List some different ways we use trees on earth.
17. If you were a construction worker and could build anything, what would you build and why?
18. Tell about a time you had a bad encounter with a piece of bubblegum and the bubblegum won!
19. Using your 5 senses, describe you idea of a perfect trip to the bakery.
20. Explain the importance of recycling.
Bonus prompts in case Easter falls in April :
*If I were the Easter Bunny, I would…
*Write a story about the day you found a golden egg.

✎WRITING RUBRIC: A student friendly rubric for students to use in order to evaluate their writing samples. The rubric is in a “yes/no” format. Your students can simply check the boxes as they apply.

✎AUTHORS WITH AUTHORITY: This is a great writing tool for students to keep in the front of their writing journal or in their binder! It is full of friendly writing tips that students often misuse. As the year unfolds, you can individualize the scaffolding of these pointers…fewer skills for students below grade level, and additional skills for students on or above grade level. These guidelines can be introduced based on the developmental age of your students or ability level.
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Some ideas for you, the teacher, that will allow you to keep your sanity while managing your writing station. An attractive and well stocked writing station is a key component that will create an inviting atmosphere for your students.

1. Make sure all materials are available and easily accessible for the
students. The idea is that once the students arrive at the station,
they do not leave.
2. Keep a container of sharpened pencils for students to use while at
the writing station.
3. Make sure extra erasers are available.
4. Provide a container of crayons/markers for the students to use
when illustrating while they are at the writing center.
5. Have a designated place for students to place their writing journals
or unfinished work.
6. Have a designated folder for students to place finished
work.
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My hope is that you will find this product requiring very little effort to equip your writing center for the month of April, and that your students find the prompts engaging and interesting.
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You will also notice that the borders for each month will change. These borders will allow you to pinpoint the time of the year your students’ wrote so that you can observe their growth throughout the year. For example, you will know that writings with the pencil border was written in September, pumpkin border in October, turkey border in November, Santa border in December, etc.
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If you ever need a resource created to supplement a lesson or meet a skill/standard, please do not hesitate to ask me! I love creating products for other teachers! Have a wonderful school year!
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