Support writing instruction during your writers workshop period and help prepare students for prompted writing in standardized tests. In Quick Writes - October Prompts, by the2teachers, you will get 62 writing prompts. Each day of the month includes a fiction prompt AND a nonfiction prompt. The prompts are specific to the month of October. See below for a listing of topics.
WHAT ARE QUICK WRITES?
Quick Writes are intended as a "fast" write where the focus is more on content and focus than conventions. Having said that, students should still be using conventional spelling, capitalization and punctuation. They just should not be spending lengthy amounts of time with this skill. Quick Writes are usually done for a preset amount of time...usually 5-15 minutes. Students can revisit their pre-writes and develop them into full stories at another time - if they choose.
WHEN DO I USE QUICK WRITES?
Quick Writes are great as: morning work, writing warm-ups, a way to fill in an "odd time" in scheduling with a learning activity, and more.
October Quick Writes are planned around non-traditional celebrations throughout the month of October. You will NOT find traditional holidays included in this pack.
NON-TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS INCLUDED:
- International Day for the Elderly
- Get Organized Week
- World Smile Day
- National Pizza Day (U.S.)
- Do Something Nice Day
- National Vegetarian Month (U.S.)
- Cookie Month (U.S.)
- Kid's Goal Setting Week
- Fire Prevention Day
- World Egg Day
- Great Books Week
- Fire Prevention Week
- International Day for Failure
- National Dessert Day (U.S.)
- White Cane Safety Day (U.S.)
- World Dictionary Day
- Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
- Computer Learning Month
- National Popcorn Popping Month (U.S.)
- National Stop Bullying Month (U.S.) 2 prompts in fiction and 2 nonfiction
- National School Bus Safety Week (U.S.) 2 prompts in fiction and 2 nonfiction
- Bat Appreciation Month
- National Forgiveness Day
- American Cheese Month (U.S.)
- National Cookbook Month (U.S.)
- Seafood Month
- Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
- Apple Month
- National Caramel Apple Day (U.S.)
WHY DO I USE QUICK WRITES?
We use these Quick Writes as a way to engage students' thinking, practice automaticity in writing skills and informally assess student progress throughout the year.
WHAT DO I DO WITH QUICK WRITES?
Our students place their Quick Writes in their Writing Notebook. This allows students to reflect on their writing progression from the beginning of the year until the end. You can use Quick Writes as formative assessments, summative assessments, as a pre-write for students, as a way to collect ideas in a writing journal, etc. Quick Writes allow you to asses students' writing fluency.
*Please note: we did NOT include a rubric for specific reasons related to the nature of quick writes.
Please look at the thumbnails and preview for a SAMPLE of this product. Each quick write is on one full sheet of standard paper. You may find it meets your need to cut the papers below the prompt and have students adhere the prompt to a writer's notebook. This way students can write onto more than one page. You could also attach additional lined paper to the prompt, if you prefer to keep the full page format. Additionally, the orange pumpkin frames print well in gray scale.
- 20 Opinion Writing Prompts - Included in the Bundle
- 20 Journal Writing Prompts - Included in the Bundle
- 20 Narrative Writing Prompts - Included in the Bundle
- 60 Narrative, Journal, Opinion Writing Prompts BUNDLE
- Pre-Write Pages
- Writing Center for the Year: 220 Prompts
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