Halloween is my favorite time of year! I wanted to create some fun writing assignments for my students that were aligned to Common Core! Your students will love the creativity they get to use while writing this fun witch’s recipe for a potion or spell. You will love that your students get practice with explanatory writing, word choice, all while meeting the demands of Common Core! Explanatory writing fits withing Common Core Standard W.2-Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble! Students get to write a recipe for a potion or spell for a witch’s spell book. Students get to use good word choice and creativity in their recipe.
Here is what is included:
Page 1: Key elements of a recipe
Page 2: A model of a familiar recipe
Page 3: Specific directions for the writing task
Page 4: Pre-Writing Page
Page 5: Recipe page with scaffolded details
Page 6: Recipe page without scaffolded details for differentiation
Page 7: A rubric
Please let me know if you would like anything edited or tweaked! Happy Halloween!