December Prompts (40 Writing Prompts/Discussion Starters)

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The Peanut Circus
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2nd - 6th, Homeschool
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Your students will be in the holiday spirit with this set of December writing prompts!

PLEASE NOTE: This prompt set is also sold in my November/ December Writing Prompt Bundle at a discounted rate. Both sets would total $10 of purchased individually, but the bundle price is $8.50.

IN ADDITION, it is also sold as part of my Christmas Writing Mega Bundle at a discounted rate!

This set includes forty December writing prompts. I have included two different prompt formats. The first consists of large, colorful prompts that would work nicely in a winter-themed container.

I have also included three different prompt container labels. They work well on plastic containers or even paper bags (as in the cover photo). I love when the bag/container that holds the prompts is visually appealing. Right away, the task at hand seems much more interesting and inviting to students!

You might select one prompt for the whole class to use (whether as a writing topic or discussion starter). You might also have students reach in and choose their own topics. With 40 topics, each student could have his/her own if you wish.

The second format includes all 40 writing prompts on student sheets (four per sheet). These black and white sheets could be distributed to students as writing prompt menus. I have numbered the sheets to make it easier to remember which ones you have used.

Please note: The majority of prompts in this set deal with a Christmas theme. There are two Hanukkah prompts, two Kwanzaa prompts, and a few winter theme prompts as well.

Please download the preview or view the thumbnails to see some of the pages included.

Do you want to make your December ELA planning a breeze? Try my Christmas Fun Bundle which includes NINE of my most popular ELA Christmas activities (INCLUDING THIS ONE) at a greatly reduced rate!
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