Back to School Writing Prompts and Observation Form...get to know your students!

Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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These writing prompts will be a great way to get to know your students as writers! With these prompts, you will be able to assess:

• Students’ writing stamina
• Handwriting skills
• Spelling ability
• Grammar and punctuaction skills
• Ability to follow directions
• Ability to stay on task
• The 6 traits of writing
• Students’ hobbies and interests
• Students’ background knowledge and past experiences

Included is a list of 15 back-to-school writing prompts that can be copied for individual student use. There are 5 printable lined writing papers. Printable prompt cards that could be easily laminated and used for centers are included. Finally, an observational assessment form is included for the teacher to keep a record of his/her initial reactions to students’ writing. This will help guide future instruction.

The Common Core State Standard for grade 3 writing and beyond that apply:
• W.3.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Students can respond to the prompts by:

• Making lists
• Writing paragraphs
• Sketching
• Making a Timeline

These writing prompts can be used in the following ways:

• Daily journal writing suggestions
• Writing center activities
• Writing assessments
• Whole-group shared writing lessons
• Planting seeds in the writer’s notebook
• Any other creative way you come up with
Total Pages
18
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N/A
Teaching Duration
Lifelong Tool

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Back to School Writing Prompts and Observation Form...get
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