This winter writing center includes winter and Christmas writing prompts, winter vocabulary words for your Word Wall along with a transition words and phrases bulletin board set.
The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown is an ideal anchor text for teaching paragraph organization and structure as well as developing ideas with young writers.
Don’t own the book? I have included two different SafeShare.tv links to read aloud videos to share with your class!
Included in this resource:
- Introduce the Class Project: Anticipatory Set
- 2 SafeShare.tv links to The Important Book read aloud
- Lesson Plan
- Visual Directions
- Writing Sample/Model
- Idea Web
- 6 winter images with Transition Words and Phrases (bulletin board set)
- Transition Words and Phrases Desk Helper (bring to individual student desks)
- 1 editable template so you can create your own prompt
- 1 Blank (double-sided) writing paper
- 45 winter vocabulary words for your word wall
- Book Cover for “Winter” (both color and blackline)
- Book Cover for “Christmas” (both color and blackline)
- 28 Writing Prompts in both color and blackline (4 pages each):
- Ice Skating
- Hot Cocoa
- Snow globes
- Snow Days
- Snow Ball Fights
- Polar Bears
- Cookies & Milk
- Gingerbread Houses
- The Night Before Christmas
- Christmas Trees
- Candy Canes
- Santa’s Elves
- Christmas Stockings
Suggested Winter Writing Activities:
- Create a class book using the different book covers included in this resource for Winter and/or Christmas
- Create 2 individual student books using the different book covers (Winter or Christmas)
- Create one Winter Book including a variety of writing prompts for the season
- Set up an independent writing center with the visual directions and allow your students to write when they complete their work early.
Please view the preview for a more in depth look into this resource. You and your students will love it!
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