This writing prompt collection contains a total of 75 prompts. 40 of these prompts can be used at any time of the year. There are narrative prompts as well as fictional prompts. 35 of these prompts have a holiday theme. *Halloween *Thanksgiving *Christmas *Valentine’s Day *Dr. Suess Day *St. Patrick’s Day * Earth Day
Each holiday theme contains five writing prompts.
These fun writing prompts can be used in many different ways:
~As part of your writing program
~As a morning writing activity as students walk in the door
~Students can work alone or in pairs to create the rest of the story
~Keep each story in order throughout the year by date written. Keep each child’s stories in a three ring binder. At the end of the year you will have numerous stories collected inside that the child can take home. ~ I would use these binders at parent conferences so you can demonstrate how the student has grown as a writer each month (spelling, stamina, details, sentence conventions, etc).**I didn’t put periods at the end of the prompts so that students can choose themselves whether they want to continue the sentence or leave it as is.
This pack also includes story covers. I typically let my students decide whether they want to create their own cover or use one of the premade covers. I’ve included 22 different story covers that can be used with any theme. However, I’ve also included 15 holiday themed story covers.Also included are blank starting pages so that you can choose to use your own prompt for the students on a particular day, or students can create their own prompt. A fun twist is to invite four or five suggestions from students and then have the class vote which prompt to use. There is a page from top to bottom with lines so that students can choose how long they want their story to be. Each story can range from one page—depending on writing level—to as many as you want to allow! This enables students to work at their own level and pacing.