Back to School Napkin Book Writing Prompts

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  1. First and second grade students will be motivated to write with these fun seasonal and holiday themed writing prompts. If your students struggle coming up with creative writing topics, this yearlong bundle is for you, plus you'll save 20% ! Napkin books are a fast, low prep, and super engaging way t
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Start the school year off with creative writing success! First and second grade students will be motivated to write with these fun back to school writing prompts, perfect for summer reflections, goal setting, and all about me conversations. If you are looking for a fast, low prep, and super engaging way to inspire your students this school year, napkin books are the answer!

With all of the beginning of the year craziness, simply staple the prompts inside of a themed napkin of your choice for instant books and an adorable keepsake. Also, families will cherish having sweet stories to save for years to come.

Are you new to using napkin books in your classroom? They are seriously a game changer and one of my all time favorite ways to add excitement to writing!

What are napkin books?

Napkin books are exactly what they sound like! Simply find any themed or decorative napkin and staple paper inside. The napkin then becomes the cover of the book and turns a regular writing topic into a “fancy” published piece that students will beg to complete!


What's included in this Back to School Napkin Book Writing Prompt set?

✅ Teacher directions, set up guide, and ideas for use.

40 Writing Prompts using a variety of writing styles and tasks (some story starters, some writing tasks, some prompts). Opinion writing, how to writing, and narrative/creative topics are included.

→ 15 Summer Reflection Writing Prompts

→ 20 Back to School Writing Prompts

→ 5 Picture Prompts

**** Be sure to click PREVIEW for a full listing of ALL writing stems and topics.****

✅ Bonus Materials for Writing Stations

→ Back to School Word Walls

→ Editing Checklist

→ Blank Pages

→ Writing Prompt Mini Cards (6 per page to use on a ring. Have students use the prompts as inspiration to write on blank paper, rather than printing the pre-lined paper.)

**** All 40 prompts and materials come in both 1/2 page and 1/4 page versions so you can use them with whatever sized napkins you purchase. ****


Students and teachers love them because:

❤️ It's brainstorming made easy!  They can spend more time writing rather than struggling to come up with a topic.

❤️ Students get over the fear of a blank page. The lines, prompts, and pictures support students who are learning to write.

❤️ Spice up Work on Writing time!  The same writing journal routine can get boring. Add color, fun, and creativity to your writing center or literacy block.

❤️ Students love to publish their work!  When their work looks and feels special, they are more likely to put forth their best effort.

❤️ Students can be creative.  So much of their day is planned- allow them time to let their imaginations run free.

❤️ Practice handwriting  and fine motor skills with the use of lined paper.


If your class goes as crazy over napkin books as my students do, you may be interested in my discounted YEARLONG BUNDLE !!

Each full set includes dozens of themed writing prompts (in two different sizes), mini word wall, editing tools, ideas for use, and more!

Inspire your students all year with topics including:

Back to School Writing Prompts and Summer Reflections , Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Ocean/Beach, and Patriotic Writing for Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July


For other back to school ideas try:

Classroom Organization and Decor Items

Back to School Icebreaker Activity

Inspirational Bulletin Board Kit

Back to School Forms Freebie

Fall Math Homework for First Grade


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127 (73 original pages, remaining with duplicated prompts in quarter size)
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.


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