Writing Menus for Teens: A Year of 400 Prompts Across Genres!

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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Need a writing system for older students that is unique, easy to differentiate, and accomplishes SEVERAL genres of writing? Use this series of choice menus to keep students consistently writing!

This set of activities is ideal for...
• Sub plans
• Building up student confidence or engagement as writers
• Fun AND rigorous tasks between units
• Counting down (or returning from) a break from school
• Before or after standardized tests
• Distinguishing between (and trying out) genres
• Making artifacts to add to writing portfolios
• ...and more!

EACH flexible, choice-oriented menu project includes:
Prompts: 2 pages of 40 prompts in 5 genres across 8 topics
Rubric: a Common Core-aligned rubric by genre (including grammar!)
Brainstorming: page of at-a-glance planning across genres
Story Starters: 28 story starters to help with the creative writing component (divided by topic)

This bundle includes the following 10 choice menus (also sold separately):
Back to School Writing {August & September}
Halloween Writing {October}
Thanksgiving Writing {November}
Christmas Writing {December}
New Year’s Writing {January}
Valentine’s Day Writing {Feburary}
• NEW: March Writing Menu
• NEW: April Writing Menu
• NEW: May Writing Menu
Summer Writing {June & July}

About This Bundle:
• This series of menus is ideal for tracking writing progress over time, such as for a writing portfolio; you can pre-assess, get benchmarks, and post-assess throughout the year!
• CCSS Standards assessed include: W.1, W.2, W.3, W.7, L.2, L.4
• Prompt genres include: Argumentative, Informative, Narrative, Research, and Vocab
• Documents are similarly formatted to create consistency for students. For example, the prompts and story starters are always different, but the brainstorm page and rubric are similar each month for easy use.
• If purchased separately, these choice menus would cost $16.00 total for 50 pages of 400 unique prompts. Buy together to save HALF the cost!

Want to go to the next level? Though NOT included, you might also like:
Intro to CCSS Writing Unit (1 Topic, 3 Strands)
Argumentative Writing Bundle
Informative Writing Bundle: 10 Assignments for Secondary ELA
Creative Writing/Narrative BUNDLE
Essay Mega Bundle
100 Creative Writing Prompts for Multiple Intelligences

Last File Update: 3/28/2016

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Writing Menus for Teens: A Year of 400 Prompts Across Genres!
Writing Menus for Teens: A Year of 400 Prompts Across Genres!
Writing Menus for Teens: A Year of 400 Prompts Across Genres!
Writing Menus for Teens: A Year of 400 Prompts Across Genres!
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