Back to School - September Writing Prompts

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1st - 6th, Homeschool, Staff
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Learning Objective

Students will write personal narratives, explanatory texts, and opinion pieces using correct grammar, spelling, with support. TLW write a strong introduction and use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


Do you find yourself scrambling for journal prompts that keep your students engaged and excited about writing? Let me ease your frustrations with my September writing packet! In this download, you will discover a writing prompt for each day in the month of September, a September 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 September writing resource! I 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

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:

❤️ 30 Monthly Word Cards: These cards include adorable clipart from TPT’s most popular clip artists! These cards include thematic, or seasonal, words that 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.

❤️ Monthly Menu: 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.

❤️ 20 Writing Prompts

❤️ 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.


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


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