15 French Winter Writing Prompts
15 pages, each with a title, pictures and a word bank related to the winter theme
Writing time can be very frustrating for both student and teacher when students constantly ask "Comment est-ce qu'on écrit/épelle le mot....?"
I tried REALLY hard to give students lots of opportunities to work with sight words and I tried to also give them strategies to spell new words but I found it complicated when words to a specific theme were needed. That is when hands would go up...especially with second language students!
Here is how these writing prompts will help:
*Students will spend less time searching for ideas. They have a title, a picture and a word bank to help. You might want to go over the word bank with them. A step further
might be to get the student to draw a little picture beside the word.
*By not having to spend precious time on the spelling of these winter theme words when composing, students will be able to concentrate on the important stuff (correct spelling of sight words, punctuation, sentence structure and text structure).
*Students will have more confidence and will be more independent, hopefully freeing up some time for the teacher to do mini-lessons, guiding reading, running records, guided writing, etc.
*These may be used for small group writing, whole group writing, morning work, center work, writing workshop, guided writing, early finishers, etc. :)
*Each prompt has 2 options:
A. with a self-check rubric at the bottom of the page. The rubric consists of 4 points
(Il y a des lettres majuscules, Il y a des points, Il y a des espaces entre les mots, Je vérifie le mur de mots)
B. Without the self-check rubric at the bottom of the page
**There is a blank supplementary page that students can use if they want more space to write.
Voici les 15 titres dans ce document:
-Je fais un bonhomme de neige
-Sur la colline
-Il fait froid
-Mes vêtements d'hiver
-Un ange dans la neige
-Les activités en hiver
-Drôle de bonhomme
-Ne lance pas de neige!
-Les oiseaux en hiver