March Daily Writing prompts - Morning Work - Text Dependent - National Days

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Fun engaging morning work for the month of March It can be used as morning work, bell work, or bell ringers. Students will look forward to learning about a different National Day each day. It is rigorous with text dependent reading and writing that requires students to give evidence for their answers.

March's Everyday Literacy Pack has been UPDATED: 1-4-16.

This No Prep Unit for the National Days of March can be used in the following ways:
- Daily CCSS Monthly Writing Prompts
- Daily Reading
- Bell Ringers / Bell Work
- Morning Work
- Evidence Based Passages
- Literacy Stations
- Close Read
- Daily Five
- Test Prep

UPDATED: 1-4-16.

NOTE: This unit is for March if you are wanting a different month click on link below.

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Purpose of Unit

Are you frustrated with morning work, bell ringers, and literacy station resources for upper grades? Do you struggle with finding material that has rigor and yet can be worked on independently? This March National Days unit was created to meet this need for upper grades. It was designed to not just be a filler with low level tasks, but instead was created with rigor and daily writing practice that will increase stamina with your students and take them to a higher level of thinking.

The daily worksheet requires the students to use the text to support their reading and writing. Evidence from the text is required from each passage that will serve as great test preparation and practice by teaching students over and over again each day to base their answers on what the text has stated.

Each March National Day Unit includes:
- 1 of 31 Passage for month of March
- 3 true/false type questions on anticipation guide
- Close read with annotating and coding
- Writing on Demand using CCSS Writing Standard based prompts
- Writing that requires passage based responses
- Narrative writing, Expository writing, Opinion Writing

March's National Days:

1. National Pig Day
2. National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)
3. National Anthem Day
4. National Grammar Day
5. National Cheese Doodle Day
6. National Frozen Food Day
7. National Cereal Day
8. National Proofreading Day
9. National Get Over it Day
10. National Mario Day
11. National Worship of Tools Day
12. National Plant a Flower Day
13. National Open Your Umbrellas Indoors Day
14. National Pi Day
15. National Shoe the World Day
16. National Artichoke Day
17. National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
18. National Awkward Moments Day
19. National Let’s Laugh Day
20. National Ravioli Day
21. National Common Courtesy Day
22. National Goof Off Day
23. National Puppy Day
24. National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
25. National Medal of Honor Day
26. National Spinach Day
27. National Joe Day
28. National Something on a Stick Day
29. National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
30. National Take a Walk in the Park Day
31. National Tater Day

We hope this rigorous unit will meet your need for morning work and literacy station work. This unit could easily be used in the Daily Five format and help to add rigor for:
• Read to self
• Read with a partner
• Write to self


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March Daily Writing prompts - Morning Work - Text Dependen
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March Daily Writing prompts - Morning Work - Text Dependen
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