Do you need writing ideas for January? This product contains 50 ideas. Cut them out and put them in a box or punch a hole in each card and put on a ring!
Each question contains exam phrases (describe; compare/contrast; list; explain; etc.) and/or the '5 W's and how'. This aligns with the common core as well as ELA test prep!
Here are the 50 ideas:
1 What is one goal you have for the new year?
2 Explain how to build an igloo.
3 List the ingredients needed for chicken noodle soup.
4 Pretend you're a squirrel in the winter. write about your life.
5 Using details, describe how to make hot cocoa.
6 What is your new year's resolution?
7 Who is your hero? why?
8 What would you do if you were stuck in a snow storm?
9 List everything you got for Christmas
10 Using details, describe your favorite gift.
11 In order, list everything you did on Christmas day.
12 List everything you know about MLK Jr.
13 Using details, explain how you prepare for a snowball fight.
14 Write a letter to Santa thanking him for your gifts.
15 On Jan 3, Alaska became the 49th state. Would you travel there? Why or why not?
16 Jan 4 is "Trivia Day." Look around the classroom and list some facts.
17 Write one of your friends a letter explaining why you like them.
18 Describe some of your dreams for your future.
19 Write your own MLK Jr. speech about your hopes for our world.
20 Jan 16 is "National Do Nothing Day." What would you do on that day?
21 Invent your own holiday. What would it be called? What would people do?
22 Would you travel to space? Explain why or why not.
23 Jan 20 is "Cheese Day." Describe all the different ways you can eat cheese.
24 Describe your favorite sports to watch in the Winter Olympics.
25 Write a poem about MLK Jr.
26 Write an acrostic poem about snow.
27 Finish this story: "I was sledding down a huge hill when all of a sudden..."
28 Finish this story: "When I woke up, there were marshmallows falling from the sky!"
29 If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be? Why?
30 List three things you would bring with you to a deserted island. Explain why.
31 Describe what you want to be when you grow up.
32 If you could go on a vacation right now, where would you go? Why?
33 List all the ways you can fill someone's bucket today.
34 Describe some of the fun things you did over winter break.
35 Pretend you were the teacher. What would you have your students do?
36 List all of the things in the classroom that include the color blue.
37 Persuade your school on why it's important to keep it clean.
38 Write your principal a letter persuading him/her to let your school wear pajamas.
39 What is your favorite book to read? Explain why.
40 What is your favorite subject in school? Explain why.
41 If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? Why?
42 Pretend you are President. List all of the laws you would create.
43 Write a letter to a hibernating bear. Tell him what's been going on his in forest.
44 Compare and contrast Christmas and New Years Day.
45 Write a letter to a Veteran thanking him or her for their service.
46 Using details, explain how to make a pizza.
47 What would you do if you saw someone bullying your friend?
48 Using details, explain how to build a snowman.
49 Write a poem about winter. Use your 5 senses.
50 Describe all the things that make you special.
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