January Writing Prompts

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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  1. This year-long writing bundle contains 10 months worth of writing activities that cover the following writing genres: Creative, informative, opinion, narrative, procedural, descriptive, review, persuasive, poetry, and letter writing. These writing prompts are designed to provide students with regula
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This January writing prompt resource includes ten different genres of writing: Creative, informative, opinion, narrative, procedural, descriptive, review, persuasive, poetry, and letter writing. It offers fun and engaging writing activities that will motivate your students to practice their writing skills and inspire a love of writing.

Use this writing resource for

◼️ writing projects

◼️ whole group lessons

◼️ Daily 5 centers

◼️ writing centers

◼️ sub plans

◼️ remote learning tasks

◼️ morning work

◼️ homework

◼️ fast finisher activities

◼️ assessments

◼️ evidence for report cards

◼️ samples for parent-teacher conferences


✓ 4 cover options so you can choose which one fits you and your students’ needs best

✓ table of contents printable for students to use to organize their many pieces of writing

✓ 6 versions of thematic writing paper, so you can differentiate based on your students’ needs

✓ lists of creative, informative, opinion, narrative, procedural, descriptive, review, persuasive, poetry, and letter writing prompts, so your students will engage with lots of different types of writing

✓ student checklist to track how many of each types of writing students complete over the course of the month, which will help you ensure that they are working on all types of writing - not just their two or three favorite types

✓ rubrics that help make expectations clear to students and make grading quick and easy for you

✓ self-assessment activity that helps you guide students through reflecting on the experience

✓ feedback form to help you identify student strengths, set goals for each student, and develop future lessons

✓ digital versions of all the resources so students can access them in school and at home


► This resource documents students’ writing abilities, which makes it great for including in writing portfolios and sharing with families during parent-teacher conferences.

► It’s a print and go resource, which saves you lots of time planning and prepping.

► It is a great fast finisher task that students can work on whenever they have some free time.

► It includes a rubric for students, so it makes it easy for students to understand the criteria for quality writing.

► It comes in digital and printable formats so students can access the resources in class and at home.


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Total Pages
23 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.


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