Journal Writing - Holidays & Seasonal Prompts 117 prompts on 13 TicTacToe Boards

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Rachel Lynette
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2nd - 8th, Homeschool
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13 Choice Boards - 117 Prompts
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Here are 117 holiday and seasonal journal prompts arranged in 13 grids of nine prompts each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. Perfect for your writers!



  • 13 Choice Boards (9 prompts each)


  • Google Slides
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  • So many prompt options

Great for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade!


NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable. 

These are meant to be used at specific times of the year. Students choose three of the nine prompts to write about at the start of the week. If your students journal five days each week, you could use the Tic-Tac-Toe prompts for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and have them write about whatever they choose on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Because they choose three prompts in a row, students must make choices, weighing one prompt against another. A student may very well find that in order to choose the prompt he most wants, he must also complete an prompt that he will find more challenging. However, that more challenging prompt is likely to be met with less resistance than if there was no choice and no more motivating prompt to go with it.

This download includes the following Tic-Tac-Toe grids:

  1. First Week
  2. Halloween
  3. Thanksgiving
  4. Hanukkah
  5. Christmas
  6. New Year
  7. Valentine's Day
  8. St. Patrick's Day
  9. Easter
  10. End of School Year
  11. Autumn
  12. Winter
  13. Spring

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ "Love this! I also have the regular (not holiday) journal prompts. I use this for part of my kids writing homework every week. It helped me cut down on copies, and my kiddos love the choice of what to write about, so they are more engaged. Thanks!" -Melani N.

✏️ "A fun activity! Thanks for a great resource!" -Christine W.

✏️ "Adding these to my whiteboard prompts to change things up a little! Thanks for a great product!" -Annette Y.



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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

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This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. 

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This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

SKU: 107179

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13 Choice Boards - 117 Prompts
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