Cinco de Mayo Expository Writing Prompts
Engage students in an expository and creative writing activity that will have them eager to share their product with anyone who will listen!
Similar to the RAFT method, students choose from a menu of characters, settings and prompts on which to base their news story. Space is also provided for illustrations. Students will have a possibility of creating 15 different stories based on their menu choices!
Example of a student's choice:
Setting: Under a Big Shade Tree
Characters: You and a Friend
Prompt: Making Tacos
The result is a one of a kind publication:
Cinco de Mayo Periodical
~ 2 Sets of Writing Menu Choices (1 black and white / 1 color)
~ 3 Writing Organizers
~ 4 Newspaper Composition Pages
Ideas for Implementation
~ Fast Finishers
~ Group Work
~ Parent / Student Homework
~ Literacy Centers
~ Writing Stations
~ choose 1 setting, 1 set of characters and 1 prompt.
~ plan story.
~ write rough draft on notebook paper.
~ complete final copy on provided "newspaper".
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Kathy Adams / Teachers Pay Teachers
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