New to the Wonders Reading Program? I have created a writing extension for each day. These correlate with the different stories, poems, and interactive read-alouds used in the Wonders series. Each writing prompt has the unit, week, and day listed in the top right corner to keep you organized! Some of the writing extensions are created for partners to complete, which aligns well with the collaboration piece of Common Core.
The different types of writing included with this product are:
1. fantasy story
2. problem-solution writing
3. persuasive letter
4. thank you letter
5. journal entry
6. acrostic poem
7. cause-effect writing
8. friendly letter
9. expository paragraph
10. narrative paragraph
11. opinion writing
12. partner work
13. graphic organizers
14. main idea and details
15. topic sentence, supporting sentences, and conclusion
I have created and used all of these in my classroom, with first graders, and the students love them! I model a lot of my writing prompts before the students complete them, especially when learning a new type of writing.
Many of these writing extensions also lend well to partner work, even if I doesn't say to complete it with a partner. Many of the problem-solution organizers and cause-effect organizers lead to wonderful discussions amongst partners.
These are the writing extensions for Unit 6 (weeks 1-5). Please note that there are not writing extensions for day 5 because of the reading comprehension tests that your students will be completing on these days. Wonders has projects that can be worked on during day 5.
**Credit to DownHill Publishing for the font used in the product.