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Help students defeat writer’s block with these easy to use Common Core Aligned Writing Prompts Tear Sheets. Perfect for 2nd-3rd grade independent writing!

No more students saying, “I don’t know what to write about” during your independent writing block. Stuck students can grab a prompt to get themselves going and get right to writing. It is so easy to set up too!

Print out the pages and cut out the labeled sheets.

Stack the prompts and staple together.

Find a student accessible location to hang up one or all of the common core tear sheets.

Enjoy your students’ newfound independence and enjoy writing conferencing with fewer interruptions.

Such an Easy and Cute Idea!

Pages Included for Each Prompt Type:

1 decorative cover sheet

3 sheets of prompts

Over 100+ Writing Prompts for students to choose from!

5 Categories of prompts for each type of common core writing:


★ ★ Narrative ★ ★

→ Personal Narratives

→ Story Re-Tell

→ Write the Sequel

→ Fairytales

→ Realistic fiction

★ ★ Opinion ★ ★

→ Would you Rather

→ Likes & Dislikes

→ Commercials

→ Counterarguments

→ Pro/Con Lists

★ ★ Informational ★ ★

→ Alphabet Books

→ How-To Texts

→ Cause and Effect

→ Reports and Summaries

→ Diagrams


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