January Writing Prompts

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Do you find yourself scrambling for journal prompts that keep your students engaged and excited about writing? Let me ease your frustrations with my January writing packet! In this download, you will discover a writing prompt for each day in the month of January, a January writing menu (perfect for a writing center), word work cards, writing tips, and a student writing rubric. Take a look to see what other teachers have to say about this January writing resource! I can guarantee you will have your students on the "WRITE" track in no time!
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Link-Year Long Writing Prompts Bundle
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Getting your students inspired to write can definitely be a challenge. I hope you find this product useful and resourceful as you encourage your students to become young authors! My hope is that you will find this January writing resource requiring very little effort to equip your writing center and your students discover the prompts to be engaging.
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE INCLUDED:
✎20 WRITING PROMPTS:
1. Write about three of your New Year’s resolutions. Explain why you
think you need to improve these things in your life.
2. Describe how you would prepare a pot of soup on a cold winter’s
day. Include the ingredients you would use.
3. Describe some activities you could do if you were snowed in and
could not leave your house.
4. If you could migrate anywhere to escape the winter, where would
you go? Describe some activities you would do while you were
there.
5. Describe how you spent New Year’s Eve. Include what you ate for
your dinner.
6. If you were a snowman, describe what you would do if you saw the
sun come out.
7. Describe your favorite winter sport.
8. Use your five senses to describe the month of January.
9. Describe a dream that you once had.
10. If you could change one thing about yourself, describe what you
would want to change.
11. Describe some ways that winter clothes are different than summer
clothes.
12. Explain why our country remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in
January.
13. List ten interesting facts about you that other people might not
know.
14. If you were an astronaut, describe what life would be like while
you were in space.
15. If you could spend an evening with any famous person, who
would it be and what would you do?
16. If there were no school today, explain how you would spend your
day.
17. Tell some ways that you can help out more around your home this
year.
18. Describe some goals that could help you improve or maintain the
status of a model student.
19. Think about a sport or hobby that you would like to learn. Explain
why this sport or hobby interests you.
20. Describe how you would build the world’s largest snowman.

✎42 MONTHLY WORD CARDS:
These cards include adorable clipart from TPT’s most popular clip artists! These cards include thematic, seasonal, or holiday words that your students can use as a spelling reference or placed in your Work on Words station. Simply laminate, hole punch, and place them on a ring. Another suggestion might be to display them on a bulletin board if you have the space in your writing center so that students can easily view.

✎MONTHLY MENU:
This menu is intended to be printed, laminated, or inserted into a sheet protector, and placed at the writing center for students to access if they are at a loss of writing ideas. We sure don’t want our students spending 10 minutes of their writing time “THINKING” about what to write, so this menu can ignite their thoughts.

✎WRITING RUBRIC:
A student friendly rubric for students to use in order to evaluate their writing samples. The rubric is in a “yes/no” format. Your students can simply check the boxes as they apply.

✎AUTHORS WITH AUTHORITY:
This is a great writing tool for students to keep in the front of their writing journal or in their binder! It is full of friendly writing tips that students often misuse. As the year unfolds, you can individualize the scaffolding of these pointers…fewer skills for students below grade level, and additional skills for students on or above grade level. These guidelines can be introduced based on the developmental age of your students or ability level.
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SUGGESTIONS FOR USING:
An attractive and well stocked writing station is a key component that will create an inviting atmosphere for your students. Some ideas for YOU that will allow you to keep your sanity while managing your writing station include:
♥ Make sure all materials are available and easily accessible for the students. The idea is that once the students arrive at the station,they do not leave.
♥ Keep a container of sharpened pencils for students to use while at the writing station.
♥ Make sure extra erasers are available.
♥ Provide a container of crayons/markers for the students to use when illustrating while they are at the writing center.
♥ Have a designated place for students to place their writing journals or unfinished work.
♥ Have a designated folder for students to place finished work.
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TERMS OF USE:
©Kelly Avery & Mrs. Avery’s Island. All rights reserved. Purchase of this product entitles the purchaser to reproduce the pages for ONE CLASSROOM ONLY. Duplicates for more than one classroom such as another teacher, grade level, school or district is strictly forbidden without written permission from the author, Kelly Avery. Copying any part of this product and placing it on the Internet in any form is strictly forbidden and is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You may show how this product was used on your website or blog as long as you provide a link back to my TPT store. Thank you in advance for respecting my time, effort, and money used to make this resource possible.
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