How do you support opinion writing and procedure writing during centers without using lots of worksheets?!!
These prompts were created to make writing centers a BREEZE and save on paper, while also providing support to young writers for these writing genres. This resource should be used after you’ve already taught these concepts (as I have not included lesson plans, planning sheets, etc).
I have seen so many classrooms waste paper with worksheets, so I thought I would create prompts that include support, maximize student writing, and also keep a record of their progress in a journal/notebook.
I’ve broken up the writing prompts into ‘seasons/sections’:
August & September
October & November
December & January
February & March
April & May
Included in my resource packs are 5 opinion prompts, 5 ‘how to’ prompts, word banks, and kid-friendly instructions to be laminated. Please note that there are large and small prompt versions to fit the size of your notebooks. This adds up to 50 opinion prompts and 50 'how to' prompts for the YEAR to choose from!
***There are around 130 pages in all (around 20 pages of prompts per 'season/section' but actually 10 prompts per section since they're in two different sizes)***
Common Core Connection: Writing: Text Types and Purposes
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. (The CCSS specify four types of informational text: literary nonfiction, expository, argument or persuasion, and procedural)
Please, please leave a comment on my TPT page! I would love
to know what you think about these prompts!