Are your students enjoying springtime? Do your students want to write about spring? Here is a writing center that will be a hit with your students. It is a perfect academic extension activity to enhance the great lessons you are already doing in your classroom.
Learning materials included:
- 12 spring picture cards in three versions (words without handwriting lines, words with handwriting lines, no words)
- 3 labeling pages
- 2 covers (one with pictures, one without). Perfect resource the start of class books or student stories
- 17 writing prompts (12 with spring pictures and 5 without)
- 2 planning pages (one for narrative writing and one for informational writing)
Suggestions for quick lessons:
- Print and cut out one set of picture cards. Tape popsicle stick to the back of each picture and place them all in a container. Have students take a picture card, a writing page, and a cover page. Voila-- a grab and go class book activity easily tailored to individual ability levels.
- Pick a favorite spring classroom book for you read to the class. After sharing the story, provide each student with an informational planning page to write down 3 camping facts. For an extended activity have students use lined paper to write out the camping facts into sentences. All students' work can then be combined together into a class book which students may revisit at a reading center at a later date.
- Give students a narrative planning page to brainstorm a fictional story. Then give them lined paper to become their own author and illustrator.
This product also goes with the following:
Write the Room Spring