Back to School Writing Activity and Craft: A Writing Conventions Assessment

Amanda Richardson
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  1. Art in the classroom is a wonderful activity for students, especially when it's meaningful! We used these writing crafts as a visual assessment for our writing. For each element of the craft, the students had to include a writing convention in their writing piece. Read about it HERE on my blog!This
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This Hot Air Balloon Back to School Writing Craft is perfect for your students to self-assess their own writing! For each writing convention, the students earn a part of their hot air balloon. It's the perfect way to integrate some meaningful writing and be purposeful with an adorable craft at the beginning of the year! You also can easily turn it into an activity for students to share with their parents after the first week of school!

Included are:

-Teacher Directions p. 3

-Hot Air Balloon Examples p. 4-5

-Hot Air Balloon Templates p. 6-8

-Hot Air Balloon Writing Templates p. 9-12

-Writing Rubric p. 13-14

-Create Your Own Writing Rubric p. 15-16

-Student Checklists p. 17-19

-Create Your Own Student Check list p.20

-Parent Letters p. 21-22

Writing TEKS Assessed:

Writing with a beginning (1.18A)

Writing with a middle (1.18A)

Writing with an end (1.18A)

Using periods (1.21C)

Using capital letters (1.17D)

Using the word wall (1.22C, 1.22E)

If you love this, be sure to check out my other Writing Assessment Crafts!

Writing Craft BUNDLE

Scarecrow Writing Craftivity

Turkey Writing Craftivity

Reindeer Writing Craftivity

Gingerbread Writing Craftivity

Snowman Writing Craftivity

Chick Writing Craftivity

I would love to answer any questions if you have them! I hope this writing assessment tool is a great motivation for your students!

Happy Writing!

Amanda Richardson

Mrs. Richardson's Class

Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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