Directed Drawing With Writing Templates for Insects and Spiders

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My students love to draw, so we use step-by-step drawing activities as a vehicle to inspire our writing!

Step by step drawing promotes success, and this feeling of pride makes even my reluctant writers excited to write about the little animals they have created!

We use these as whole class writing activities, writing center independent writing activities, work for our sub tub, and also for rainy day inside recess!

This is a bundle of Directed Drawing and Writing prompts with an Insects and Spiders theme.

The directed drawing steps to create each picture are embedded onto the page for easy organization.

Each directed drawing topic has 10 differentiated templates so that all students, regardless of ability, can participate in the same drawing lessons at the same time.

If you are using these for literacy centers or writing centers, you may wish to use some of the easier templates at the start of the year, and then repeat the topic again later in the year with a more challenging writing template. These will become super independent activities which are also great for early finishers through the year!


If you prefer to have enough topics for the entire year, you can see the FULL YEAR BUNDLE: CLICK HERE to see it. You'll also get links to 25 directed drawing VIDEOS to play for your students to draw along!

You'll save $$$ by grabbing them all together at the much reduced price.


You can see the preview by clicking the green button near the top of this page.

Please look at the preview to see the details before purchasing to ensure these are right for your class. You can see pictures of all the drawing topics included in this resource, as well as the details for other collections. Please note that although the preview shows the entire bundle, this page refers to just the one bundle of 5 directed drawing topics.


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