This resource is built around three themes perfect for spring– leprechauns, rainbows, spring, bunnies and chicks and is filled with lots of writing ideas for different genres: narrative, expository and opinion.
I always find I’m looking for new writing ideas to use with my students not only during our writing block, but also as homework, Daily 5 or quick writes. Each theme starts with a brainstorming sheet. I also included a variety of planning and graphic organizers, as well as paper to be used for a final copy. Most of the organizers are lined and unlined – I find each of my students needs something different.
The table of contents at the beginning of each theme (and at the very beginning of the resource) is hyperlinked, so all you need to do is click on the topic title and you can jumpto those pages you need!
This resource is all about variety – variety in topics, organizers, etc. I did choose to use a similar format for each type of organizer so students are familiar with the set-up. You won’t find any cute crafts or cut-outs to use for a fancy display. As teachers, we know that much of our students’ writing is not “published” in the traditional sense, but is created to be shared with others in less formal ways. Use the organizers to brainstorm ideas. Then choose an organizer to use for writing. You can always stop there! For many beginning writers, just getting their idea down on the planning sheet in an organized way is tough enough! But if you want to
go further, I included writing paper themed for each topic.
The topics in this resource are:
St. Patrick's Day
I Caught a Leprechaun: Write about your adventures trying to catch a leprechaun.
How to Catch a Leprechaun: Explain the best way to catch a sneaky leprechaun.
Rainbow Colors: What is your favorite color in the rainbow?
Playing in the Rain: Write about a time you played (or got caught in!) the rain.
Animal Life Cycle: Research and write about the life cycle of an animal
Time to Wake Up! Persuade the hibernating animals that it is time to wake up!
Be a Bunny: Write about what you would do if you were a bunny.
Rabbit Writing: Research some facts abut rabbits to share with others.
Bunny or Chick? Would you rather be a bunny or a baby chick? Why?
Check out the preview for a look at each of the units. Everything in the resource is NOT included in the preview!
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This resource is part of a bigger year-long bundle!
Writing Workouts BUNDLE
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