February Writing Prompts

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February Writing Prompts: Task Cards (Grades 7, 8, 9)
Common Core Aligned


Give your students a choice with 2 unique writing prompts for each day of the month! 34 Task Cards with 75 original prompts commemorating holidays and celebrations, historical events, significant births and deaths, and interesting trivia!

Use as bell-ringers, class-enders, Writer's Workshop, or for readers’ and writers’ notebooks -- these writing prompts are versatile enough to be used in a variety of ways! You can even have students choose one of their drafts to extend into a full-length paper. Grading rubrics are included to make it easy!

Description:
Daily writing builds fluency, builds the habit of reflection into learning, and informally assesses students' thinking. They also help students become fluent, organized, confident, and skilled thinkers and writers!

Writing Prompts . . .
Activate prior knowledge
Help students make personal connections
Promote reflection
Foster critical thinking
Prepare students for discussion
Increase background knowledge and broaden worldview (when shared)
Reinforce vocabulary
Informally assess student knowledge about a given topic
Increase engagement in Think-Pair-Share activities
Help students brainstorm their thoughts

This 27-page product includes:
- 34 Task Cards containing 75 original writing prompts
- All cards provided in full-color and black-and-white
- Completion Checklist
- 2 Grading Rubrics (a 10-point scale and a 4-point scale)
- Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, Common Core State Standards, and Terms of Use

Differentiation:
- Student choice on every card, allowing students to choose the topic that most interests them.
- Some cards prompt students to draw or illustrate their responses
- Background Knowledge and explanations are provided.
- Challenging vocabulary is defined.
- A wide variety of topics and genres are included.
- Writing Prompts integrate a variety of disciplines and interests, including Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Technology, Physical Education, Global Studies, Social Justice, and Language Arts.

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February Writing Prompts
February Writing Prompts
February Writing Prompts
February Writing Prompts