This packet has forty-four writing prompts to engage students in thinking about wildlife on their first few weeks of school. Every page has a wildflower and a writing prompt, like: Why do insects visit flowers? How do flowers grow? Why are flowers different colors? What is special about the Earth? What makes the sun shine? Are insects less important than dogs? Why is the sky blue? How is a tree different from a flower? How does a flower, grass, or a tree know which way to grow? How do living things use water? Are humans better than flowers? How does a plant make another plant? What do plants think about the weather? And more.
These forty-four writing prompts give you a chance to discover what your students already know about photosynthesis, insect pollination, flower reproduction, orientation toward the sun, the causes of natural events, death of plants, plant defense and survival techniques, gender and identity among plants, and more. Use these activities before discussion to help you figure out what information the students are missing, or assign them after your students engage in research to determine what students now know.