May 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 May writing packet! In this download, you will discover a writing prompt for each day in the month of May, a May 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 May writing resource! I can guarantee you will have your students on the "WRITE" track in no time!

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✎Getting your students inspired to write can definitely be a challenge. I am confident that you will discover these writing prompts will engage students in any grade level. Bundles are also available if you are interested in saving some money!
♥Included in this product are the following items:
♥48 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 you may choose to place the words in your Word Work station for your students to do activities with. Simply laminate, hole punch, and place them on a ring or put them in a container. Another suggestion might be to display them on a word wall 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 in 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.

1. During the month of May, students show their teacher in different ways how much they are appreciated. Write a friendly letter to your teacher and share some things that you will always cherish about them.
2. Write a list of qualities you believe makes someone a great teacher.
3. You have been given the task of planning a Cinco de Mayo party for your friends. Describe the Mexican foods you plan to serve and the activities you have planned to celebrate this special day!
4. Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. Write a thank you letter to your mom letting her know how much you appreciate all that she does for you. Include some specific things she does that mean the world to you.
6. Describe the qualities that make your mom the best in the world.
7. Write about a special memory that makes you smile.
8. If you could open a restaurant, what would you name it and what foods would you serve?
9. Write about three of your greatest memories from this school year.
10. Describe how you think it would be to be a racecar driver.
11. If you could spend a day with your best friend, describe what you would do.
12. Describe your idea of the perfect summer vacation.
13. Describe your favorite three Field Day events.
14. If you could design your very own house, explain what features you would want it to have.
15. Write about a time that you were most proud of yourself.
16. The last Monday in May is Memorial Day. Write a friendly letter to thank a Veteran for the sacrifices they have made for your freedom.
17. The second week of May is National Pet Week. Write about a family pet that is special to you.
18. Describe someone in your class that knows how to be a great friend to everyone.
19. The best part about being a kid…
20. I wish I never had to _______________________. Draw a picture that matches what you wish you never had to do again.
21. Describe your favorite ice cream treat.
22. Describe some things you enjoy doing on your summer vacation.

♥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.

Some ideas for you, the teacher, that will allow you to keep your sanity while managing your writing station. An attractive and well stocked writing station is a key component that will create an inviting atmosphere for your students.

1. 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.
2. Keep a container of sharpened pencils for students to use while at
the writing station.
3. Make sure extra erasers are available.
4. Provide a container of crayons/markers for the students to use
when illustrating while they are at the writing center.
5. Have a designated place for students to place their writing journals
or unfinished work.
6. Have a designated folder for students to place finished

My hope is that you will find this writing resource requiring very little effort to equip your writing center for the month of May, and that your students find the prompts engaging and interesting. You will also notice that the borders for each month will change. These borders will allow you to pinpoint the time of the year your students’ wrote so that you can observe their growth throughout the year. For example, you will know that writings with the pencil border was written in September, pumpkin border in October, turkey border in November, Santa border in December, etc.

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