2nd Grade Morning Work - 2nd Grade Daily Writing Prompts - Back to School

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These 2nd grade morning work writing prompts will save your mornings, your sanity, your time--you name it! No more running to the copier every morning when you have 97 other things to do. These writing prompts are mess-less, stress-less, and (almost) paperless: just project onto your whiteboard each morning! ✨ A year's worth of morning journal prompts in one simple click. ✨

The Product At a Quick Glance

  • 200 prompts
  • Digital + Printable
  • Google Slides, PDF, PowerPoint


1. Morning work/soft start

Having this on the screen each morning becomes a predictable routine that students come to love and trust. Soon, they'll know the drill and stop asking questions when you're trying to take attendance!

2. Writing warm-up 

Switch this on to transition into your writing workshop.

Optional: Students can share their answers in small groups or with the whole class to build oral language skills.

3. Sub plans 

This is the *perfect* thing to leave for a sub. Students already know what to do, there is an endless supply of prompts, and it cuts down on your sub plan prep time.

4. Homework 

Each set of prompts now comes with printable versions too–students can simply cut and paste the prompt strip into their notebooks and write their response below.

5. Assessment 

Need a quick check to see who is using spaces? Capital letters? Use these prompts for regular writing growth benchmarks

Bonus: This makes a great year-end keepsake so students and families can see their writing grow throughout the year!

6. Distance learning 

No problem! Include slides in your daily digital tasks and have students respond as usual. Slides can also be printed to include in a send-home packet.


  1. Using a projector, project the prompt onto any white surface in your classroom.
  2. The left side of the screen displays the prompt and the right side of the screen shows the student sentence frame.
  3. Students write responses to the prompt in spiral notebooks.


✳️ Way less paper litter all over

✳️ Way fewer copies to make

✳️ Fewer questions about what to do

✳️ Less time figuring out what to do each morning

✳️ Way more growth in student writing

✳️ An increase in independent writing


Make It Monday - Creating lists, maps, diagrams, letters, flow charts, webs, recipes, etc.

True Life Tuesday - Informational writing

Weigh In Wednesday - Opinion writing

Once Upon a Thursday - True life sequential writing; Narrative writing

Free Write Friday - Write about anything you want!

*Prompts increase in difficulty and content from quarter to quarter.


  • 40 weeks of prompts - digital slides (PPT, PDF, or Google Slides available)
  • Morning Journal Covers
  • Editable templates 
  • Directions for Editable Options
  • Directions for Classroom Implementation & Tips
  • (NEW) BONUS: 40 weeks of prompts - printable format 


❓Is this editable?❓

Yes! Create your own prompts using the editable template or simply change the existing prompt’s text to edit the title, date, and student response side of each slide within each weekly presentation!

❓Can I try this before I buy it?❓

You bet! Each of my journal packs has a 1-week trial pack. Use the links below to find the sample week you want to try:

Free Week Samples

Full-year packs:

Here’s what teachers are saying about the morning journal prompts:

I LOVE this resource! I purchased the First Grade Morning Work a few years ago and it was a game-changer. I moved to Second this school year, and this was my "must-have" resource for my new grade level! I love not having to worry about making last-minute copies for Morning Work, love wasting less paper, love that my students come in and know exactly what to do, AND they are becoming better writers! Thank you! 

-Carly C.

I love everything about this, I put up the PowerPoint and the kids write.  We have great discussions and share time.  I also love that every day of the week has a theme hitting all the writing choices, it allows them to practice all different types of writing.  Especially when they are a little timid to try one that is not their favorite, they are coming out of their comfort zone and gaining so much!  Thank you!

-Spotted Moon

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Erin Waters

Elementary Education


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