15 Days of Story Starters and Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour
December Journal Writing
Students look at a picture and have a word bank to help them write a story about the picture. Each picture has 9 words that match the picture. The front and back has handwriting lines. The back side also has the words in word boxes to help students identify short and tall letters. Finally students tell time to the hour or half hour. Short questions about time continue to use most of the words in the word bank to help students learn new words or reinforce words they already know.
Great for ESL students who need reinforcement with most basic sight words. Copy the whole packet to use in a writing/math station or as a warm-up to your writing instruction.
Here is a list of words in all of the 15 word banks (use over 15 days in December):
Picture 1: snow, snowman, cabin, winter, cold, build, storm, icy, family
Picture 2: tree, snow, sleigh, ride, horse, fun, cold, outside, pretty
Picture 3: ornaments, decorate, family, tree, Mom, Dad, holiday, together, pretty
Picture 4: sticks, tree, snow, snowman, hat, winter, freezing, carrot, scarf
Picture 5: gingerbread, house, peppermint, candy, build, icing, design, door, window
Picture 6: snowball, fight, cold, hide, fun, tree, hide, hit, hat
Picture 7: winter, hide, sled, fast, hill, tree, snowball, sleigh, ride
Picture 8: tastes, good, boy, girl, cookies, bake, stir, ingredients, eat
Picture 9: build, snowman, cold, dad, boy, laugh, warm, blizzard, tree
Picture 10: snowboard, ice hockey, ice skate, winter fun, play, friends, hats, gloves, skates
Picture 11: fireplace, writing, hot chocolate, warm, tree, letter to Santa, kids, family
Picture 12: tree, set-up, Dad, Molly, car, small, together, happy, house
Picture 13: tree, Mom, Dad, kids, star, baby, dog, ornament, beads
Picture 14: family, friends, celebrate, Happy New Year, midnight, fun, party hats, countdown
Picture 15: read more, write, school, parents, be nice, clean my room, make new friends
I hope your students enjoy this December journal writing packet and telling time clocks.
Teacher's Game Plan