This 120 page back to school writing unit will gets those kiddos back in the groove with a variety of writing prompts, and it's completely common core aligned!
Journal Prompts Set 1 -8
Interactive Notebook Prompts Set 1 - 8
Writing Prompts Set 1 - 8
Stationary Set 1 – 8 (10 pages each, 80 total)
Self Assessment Checklist for Opinion Writing
Self Assessment Checklist for Informative
Self Assessment Checklist for Narrative
Opinion Writing Rubric
Informative Writing Rubric
Narrative Writing Rubric
How to Use:
Journal Prompts- There are 5 prompts on each page so that you may copy one page per child, then students can cut out and glue
them into their journals on Monday. (This was more convenient for
me as I had no instructional assistant.) I sometimes used it as bell
work, or we worked on them at the end of the day. I only required
quick writes with journal prompts, just to get them writing every day.
I added “illustrate if time allows” for those who finish early.
Interactive Notebook Prompts- These are the same prompts as the
journal. I just like to change things up in my classroom. (Teacher ADHD)
Some weeks I chose these instead. Students glued them to one side of their notebook, and then illustrations were drawn on the opposite page. They drew their own lines to divide the illustration page.
Writing Prompts – These are longer versions of the same prompts
as used in the journal prompts. I sometimes gave these to my
advanced writers for differentiation purposes. I have also used these in my writer’s workshop just to change it up. I expected lengthier pieces with several paragraphs, when assigning these.
Stationary- I included stationary and a journal cover for those of you
who are lucky enough to have unlimited copies. You will want to copy the writing prompts as well, and place them in front of the stationary in student made journals. I used these occasionally when we were working on a finished piece for their end of year portfolios. I numbered each so that you can match the stationary with the prompt. (Prompt 1 Day 1)
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