Spring Writing Prompts & Journal Activities - May Writing Center - Mother's Day

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20 printable pages + Google Slides + Images
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These writing mats are amazing - so many choices for writing, and so many options for differentiation! Thanks so much!
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Looking for daily writing prompts that get kids excited about writing and building beginning writing skills? Writing Mats for May (Mother's Day, family, spring writing) has 20 different writing prompt practice pages for the end of the year with a picture and word list, plus writing conventions checklist. They are the PERFECT writing activities to get kids excited to write this spring!


  1. PDF or PPT - Just open the PDF or PPT file and print!
  2. GOOGLE SLIDES / GOOGLE DRAWINGS - Assign each writing prompt in Google Slides, which includes an interactive writing checklist.
  3. SEESAW - Add an activity to Seesaw with the included images!

These are great for independent writing time, creative and story journal writing, writer's workshop, writing centers, small group instruction, homework, and morning work. All 20 of the writing mats cover a variety of seasonal and general topics. There are fiction and non-fiction writing topics included.

They build writing fluency through repeated writing frequently throughout the month. The large variety of engaging topics will keep your students interested and excited about writing!

⭐️Writing Mats are available in a BUNDLE for a DISCOUNT that includes Writing Conventions Checklists posters as a BONUS! Check it out HERE.⭐️

These printable writing activities include 3 variations for each topic. These are great for differentiation during your writing block!

  1. interlines with a sentence starter that needs to be traced.
  2. regular lines with a topic/title given.
  3. a blank page is included for drawing and writing with a title.

Picture-Word List

Students are given a picture-word list on each writing mat with related clip art to match the story starter and topic. There is a space to draw a picture with each story as well and the word list provides support in spelling.

Writing Checklist

There is a writing checklist at the bottom of each mat to help students remember what they need to include in their writing passage. They can review the items before writing, refer to it during, and color in the check marks after to show they have used the writing conventions. The digital version of this for Google Slides includes moveable checklist objects that kids can use to interact with the list after their writing is complete.

The writing mats are perfect for first grade, but could also be used for advanced writers in Kindergarten and for extra practice, as review, or independent work for second grade.

Look at the DETAILED PREVIEW for a look at the table of contents and the topics included, as well as a breakdown of what a Writing Mat looks like and how it can be used. The video preview shows examples of other Writing Mats in action.

**An additional set of Writing Mats are provided for Canadian users, which include Canadian spelling and content (if necessary).

6 ways to use Writing Mats in your classroom!

1. Print Writing Mats on card stock, laminate, and use with whiteboard markers in your literacy center!

2. Print Writing Mats and include them in your writing center for many choices!

3. Copy Writing Mats back to back with the cover page to create a daily writing journal!

4. Copy and put it into a folder. Use for morning work or fast finishers!

5. Use with Seesaw by uploading the image files included in this resource and assigning it to your class (instructions provided).

6. Use with your class in Google Classroom (instructions provided).


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tina B. says, "My students loved these morning journals they completed for homework. It got them writing and I learned so much about my students outside of just being a student of mine."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Janice B. says,"These are excellent, especially for struggling and average writers. Simple, yet brilliant. Highly recommend. My students loved working with these!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Samantha B. says, "I love these writing mats! It's great that it includes a word bank and a self-checklist at the bottom, and the differentiation is amazing."

Upon purchase, you will be able to instantly download a ZIP file that includes a printable PDF, PPT files, details for using with Google, and images/instructions on how to use in Seesaw.

You can view all of my monthly mat products, as well as other months of Writing Mats HERE!

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Total Pages
20 printable pages + Google Slides + Images
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.


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