This resource offers a fun, engaging way for students to explore a variety of writing genres throughout the school year!
This resource consists of 36 weeks of weekly activities in which students complete the following activities:
*Plan and then write either a narrative or a descriptive paragraph
*Write an opinion piece, based on a weekly quote
*Creative writing piece
*Divergent thinking activity
This product could be utilized during a morning warm-up time, a center station, or small group instruction. I have also included pages that could be used to post the quotes of the week, as well as full-size color pictures that the students will be describing in their writing.
The product is in Microsoft Publisher, allowing you to change headings, alter the order of items, and edit the weekly progress pages. There are also additional writing prompts and pictures in case you do not like the ones included.
I created this resource because over the past several years I have been tinkering with my morning writing and warm-up activities. This resource offer students, and others, a structured, systematic approach to daily work. My goal was to create something that was not only beneficial to teachers, but was also not just busy work for students. I believe I have accomplished both of these goals with this resource!
I use this product in conjunction with Lucy Calkins materials, and it could also be used as a supplement or enrichment activity, or as a stand alone resource! My students love the activities, and I am excited as I see their writing improve over the course of the year!
I am sure this resource will be a positive learning tool for your classroom this year!