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Writing Topic Ideas & Planning Sheet

Chalk and Apples
Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
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12 pages
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Do your students get "stuck" thinking of a topic to write about? These writing ideas in a jar will help! Simply print, cut, laminate if you want, and place into a jar. Students who are stuck can draw a topic to write about from the jar.


  • 60 broad topics that can be used for multiple genres of writing
  • 3 sizes of labels for your writing topic jar
  • Writing circles instructions and cards to promote collaboration during writer's workshop
  • A simple planning page that works for any writing assignment


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


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