August Writing Prompts and Word Work

August Writing Prompts and Word Work
August Writing Prompts and Word Work
August Writing Prompts and Word Work
August Writing Prompts and Word Work
August Writing Prompts and Word Work
August Writing Prompts and Word Work
August Writing Prompts and Word Work
August Writing Prompts and Word Work
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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 August writing packet! In this download, you will discover a writing prompt for each day in the month of August, an August writing menu (perfect for a writing center or Writers' Workshop), word work cards, writing tips, and a student writing rubric. I guarantee you will have your students on the "WRITE" track in no time!

**I also have a PRIMARY packet available for ECE teachers with kinder friendly handwriting practice lines. Click the link below if you'd like to take a look at it!**

August Primary Prompts and Word Work Activities

♥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 hundreds of other teachers have to say about this resource! Also, included in the bundle is the Primary packets for the entire year. The Primary Prompts include kinder friendly handwriting practice lines for younger students!

Link-Year Long Writing Prompts Bundle

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 a new bundle each month for you to have a year's worth of "Work on Writing"! If you are not a current follower of me on TPT, I encourage you to become one so that you can be notified of my recent products.

Included in this product are the following items:

These word work cards include adorable clipart from TPT’s most popular clip artists and also include thematic/seasonal words your students can use as a spelling reference. Simply laminate, hole punch, and place them on a ring or display them on a bulletin board if you have the space at the writing center for students to easily view.

This menu is intended to be printed, laminated, or inserted into a sheet protector, and placed at 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.

1. Describe how you cool down when it’s hot outside.
2. Write a friendly letter to your principal explaining why school should not start in
3. Explain how you get home from school.
4. Describe your feelings about the first day of school.
5. Write a friendly letter to your teacher and tell him/her what you hope to learn this
school year.
6. During the summer, I think my teacher _____________________. Tell about some
things you think your teacher did over the summer break.
7. Tell about a book you read over the summer.
8. August 7th is Friendship Day. Write a letter to one of your best friends.
9. Tell about something you did over the summer that you enjoyed.
10. If there were three things you would want your teacher to know about you, write a
letter to him/her and explain them.
11. Write about three things you would like to know about your teacher.
12. If you could design your own playroom, explain what it would look like.
13. Tell about some of your favorite things to do with your family.
14. If you could program a robot, describe some things you would want it to do for you.
15. Write about how you could be a good friend during recess.
16. Tell about your favorite after school snack.
17. Describe where you live.
18. Write about some things you love about your school.
19. Do you think it’s important to have school rules? Tell why you think it is or isn’t.
20. Pretend you found a magic wand. Write a story and tell what you would do with your magic wand.

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.

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.

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

My hope is that you will find this product requiring very little effort to equip your writing center each month, and that your students find the prompts engaging and interesting.

You will also notice that the borders for each month will change. These borders will allow you to gauge 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 pencils was written in September, pumpkins or Halloween borders/October, Thanksgiving themed borders/November, etc.


Link-October Writing Activities, Daily 5, Work on Writing

Link-November Writing Activities, Daily 5, Work on Writing

Link-December Writing Activities, Daily 5, Work on Writing, Word Work

Link-January Writing Activities, Daily 5, Work on Writing, Work on Words

Link-February Writing Activities, Daily 5, Work on Writing, Word Work

Link-March Writing Prompts, No Prep Writing Activities

Link-April Writing Prompts, Daily 5, Work on Writing Activities

Link-May Writing Prompts, Daily 5 Work on Writing & Work on Words, Writing Journals

Link-Fall Writing Bundle, Daily 5, Work on Writing

Link-Winter Writing Bundle, Daily 5, Work on Writing, Work on Words

Link-Writing Process

Link-Writing Anchor Charts

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