If you’ve taught for any time at all, odds are you know a student who is a reluctant writer! Can’t Stop Writing provides kids the opportunity to build writing fluency in a non-threatening
and fun way.
In the complete packet, there are more than 366 writing prompts: one for every day of the year, including holidays and Leap Day, plus some for special days (field trips, sub days, first and last days of
school, and the 100th Day). This FREEBIE is a sampling of prompts in the complete packet. Prompts include lists, opportunities for opinion and persuasive paragraphs, and just fun stuff. They were designed to make students think, while being accessible enough for a quick response. There are dates are on each slide, but for there’s no reason you can’t rearrange them for your own special school or classroom days.
A Little Success Story…
My students loved this activity, groaning when the time went off each morning. I would display the prompt on my SMARTBoard but had to screen it because they were so eager to begin. At mid-year, a child who received intensive support for his emotional needs
joined our class. Talk about reluctant writers! He didn’t refuse to write, he simply went out of his way to avoid it. As we approached the end of the semester, he asked to see the nurse. As he walked out the door, he turned and said, “Don’t do Can’t Stop Writing
until I get back!” Of course we waited!
Aligns with Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards.