Updated - 1-7-13
*Added a 3 more story starters/prompts from December prompts that would work for January as they relate to winter topics.
This 35 page January Story Starters and Journal Prompts includes 16 separate prompts/story starters to use. It has prompts for New Years, winter fun, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
There are two pages for each prompt. One page has smaller space to write and the other page is differentiated for students who need larger space to format their letters.
I use these with my 5-8th special education classroom and needed to modify for particular students with O.T. deficits.
Supoorted by the NYS Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1a Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1b Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1a Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1b Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.