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Back to School Writing Lessons & Activities

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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30 plus Google Slides
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  1. Develop informational, narrative, persuasive, holiday themed, and opinion writing pieces through high interest mentor texts and writing prompts. There are also writing lessons for each type of writing to keep your teaching in writing engaging and purposeful. Why will these writing units help your st
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  2. Engaging your readings and writers with these back to school packets. Included is 6 back to school book companions for five highly engaging back to school read alouds, 5 back to school writing lessons that go with mentor texts, a back to school reading challenge, and two weeks worth of 2nd grade rev
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Use Back to School mentor texts to have students complete writing and community building activities. This pack was created to make sure that your students are writing within the first few weeks of school. The writing activities go with a whole group lesson and a mentor text.

Why will these activities help your students grow and make you happy?

Engagement- Students will LOVE these activities. The books are engaging, the lessons require them to have fun, and the writing is on topics they will enjoy.

Many Choices- There are 5 different lesson plans and each lesson plans include two activities.

Low-Prep- All you have to do is get the books and print the lessons!

What's Included?

Each Mentor Text Comes With

*Full Lesson Plan

*Discussion Questions

*A Whole Group Community Building Activity

*Writing Plan

Also Included

*Any Printables You Need

*Digital Option on Google Slides

Mentor Texts Needed

•The Exceptionally, Extraordinary Ordinary First Day of School by Albert Lorenz

•Peanut Butter & A Cupcake by Terry Border

•Spaghetti & a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

•Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind by Judy Fincher

•The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

What are others saying?!

Hummingbird Squared: "I loved doing these writing activities with my students the first week of school. Parents loved reading them at Back to School Night as well!"

Marnie V.: "I loved the writing activities to go along with the books! It is a great way to see where they are coming in at as well as teaching the lessons that go with!"

Shannon: "Really great resource with fun and engaging activities that meet grade level standards. Thanks for creating these fun activities to get the kids back into writing the first week back!"

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Other Back to School Products You Will LOVE

Back to School Book Companions

Back to School Reading Challenge

If you want all types of genres for writing with mentor texts check out my bundle!

Writing with Mentor Texts Bundle

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30 plus Google Slides
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