***Updated August 14, 2016***
***Now teachers have a variety of different writing paper lengths to choose from. These are for the "Give Me 4" and "Give Me 5" prompts so students have more writing room!***
Simplify…Simplify…Simplify… and here is the ticket!
We all want life to be a little easier and a little more predictable, right? I am happy to share with you a Language Arts tool for 1st and 2nd graders that will simplify your life, and make your little ones fantastic sentence writers.
This 218 page packet can be used as homework or in writing centers. It is aligned with the Common Core. There are 45 writing prompts that are progressive throughout the year. Each week students write either a 2, 3, 4 or 5 sentence response to the prompt. Early in the year, students start with the 2-3 sentence prompts and progress to 4-5 sentence prompts as their writing skills develop. The prompt is assigned on Monday, and the homework is returned on Friday. Each prompt has a poster, writing paper, and a self assessment checklist. All three share the same graphics for the prompt, so it is simple to identify the set. The terms "Give Me ..." indicate how many sentences are required for that week of writing.
There are many ways to use any mix of the pages enclosed, but here is one of my favorite ways for homework. Make copies of the writing paper on the back of the self assessment checklist pages, for all of the "Give Me 2," and "Give Me 3" prompts. Punch holes in them and put them in a 10 cent folder, with the cover page on top. Fill in the student's name, and send them home on the first day of school. Hang the poster that matches the prompt for the week on the board to refer to. THE GRAPHIC MATCH, SO IF THE STUDENT GETS HOME AND DOESN'T KNOW WHICH PROMPT TO RESPOND TO, THEY CAN JUST MATCH THE GRAPHIC. On Thursday, the teacher points to the poster and reminds everyone to return their sentences to school the next day. EASY-PEASY!
PLEASE REVIEW THE 33 PAGE PREVIEW FILE FOR A FULL EXPLANATION OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS PACKET!
This packet includes:
45 WEEKS OF WRITING!
• 10 “Give Me 2” sentence prompts
• 10 “Give Me 3” sentence prompts
• 10 “Give Me 4” sentence prompts
• 15 “Give Me 5” sentence prompts
• Posters for each prompt to use as classroom displays
• Writing Paper for each prompt (For "Give Me 4" and "Give Me 5" prompts, there are three formats of writing pages available, depending on the number of lines needed).
• Self Assessment Checklist for each writing prompt
• Cover Page for homework folder
• Posters of Self Assessment Checklists
• Blanks of EVERYTHING so you can add your own prompts and graphics
NOTE: The entire document is 404 pages. I grouped pages in different groups to SIMPLIFY the printing process. For example, to print only the posters, print pages 219-249. (See Table of Contents in Preview File).
I know you will love this! I can't wait to hear your feedback!
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Weekly Writing Homework & Centers for the Year
by Dayley Supplements
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