If you are looking for a way to encourage your students to grow their skills and become effective when writing to a prompt... this set is a perfect fit to enhance your teaching! We are all designing curriculum to help students find success and higher achievement scores on state and national writing tests, much of which involves proficiency in "prompt writing". This set is a great way to incorporate a "Topic Tuesday" to your writing lesson plans this spring! Through the various topics covered, you can also connect the elements of your writing curriculum to reading, science and social studies!
This fun set of templates starts with a "How To" as your students write a four step direction piece to explain how they would catch a leprechaun...then enjoy diagram writing together as your students put themselves inside Dr. Seuss' classic Cat in the Hat story to design a "clean up machine"! Next up, your students will explore writing with the help of their senses as they create a descriptive writing piece inspired by listening to Antonio Vivaldi's "Spring" selection from the "Four Seasons" concerto.
Continuing with the skills of descriptive writing, students will visualize what it would be like to be a "kite blowing in the wind"! Finally, students write a reflective piece about their growth over the year in an opinion writing piece on how they have "bloomed" over the school year.
Enjoy sharing with your students the joys of writing to a prompt and watch how your "Topic Tuesdays" soon become a favorite part of your writer's workshop routine!
Special Bonus: As a fun treat, I have also added a template for list writing as students brainstorm ways to help the Earth through a persuasive writing activity! :)