If you're looking for over 574 pages of writing prompts, rubrics, monthly writing menus, graphic organizers, and additional writing activities to keep your students engaged all year, look no further! This product is ideal for use during THE DAILY FIVE (Work on Writing) and your WRITING WORKSHOP! The summer months can be sent home for SUMMER WRITING!
You will find the following items included in this download:
- MONTHLY MENUS: These menus are intended to be printed in color. You can laminate them to keep in the writing center. I print each month and bind them (or staple them) separately with a cover. I put the monthly menu right after the cover as an idea page for each student.
- MOTIVATING WRITING PROMPTS: These engaging writing prompts will motivate your student every day! There are silly, serious, and interesting prompts to keep your students at all grade levels writing every single day. The writing prompts align with each month and were created with holidays and seasons in mind.
- WRITING RUBRICS(SELF MONITORING): A student friendly mini rubric in the bottom of some pages for student self assessments. Helps keep students on track and monitoring their own writing.
- GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS: These can be printed for ANY month and go along with WRITING ABOUT READING. These focus on characters, story elements, responding to the text, and extending your thinking about a text.
- MYTH WRITING MINI PACK: This is also included in my Greek Myth bundle. It has greek myth writing prompts, greek myth graphic organizers, writing checklists, and publishing pages.
Included are some ideas for you as a teacher, from a fellow teacher:
- Make sure that your writing center is organized. I use Daily Five and Work on Writing during my guided reading time. I am working with a guided reading group while other students are choosing Work on Writing, so I don't want to be interrupted. All materials (pencils, pens, papers, writing menus, etc.) are readily accessible, labeled, and organized.
- Have a designated place for students to place their writing journals
or unfinished work, like in a Daily Five folder or Writing folder.
- Have a designated area for students to place finished work. I use hanging file folders with students' individual numbers on each in a plastic tub. Kids develop their writing portfolios throughout the year. At the end of the year, we organize our published writing and put it in a pizza box to easily carry home. I take a picture of students in a chef's hat with a checkered tablecloth background to glue to the top of the pizza box. Parents love it!!!
- You can definitely print all prompts separately, but I like binding each month as a journal for students. That way, they can bring it home at the end of the month and use the pages they did not finish for additional writing at home.