I love teaching writing. If you have read previous posts, you know that back in the day, I was horrible at teaching writing. HO-RRI-BLE. Now, I love it! I use writer’s workshop for all my main lessons and units of study and around the holidays and in my writing centers I like to use prompts, crafts, and writing games!
I have just made two Common Core aligned writing packets to help your students become better writers through the seasons Fall and Winter!
In each packet, there are fun narrative, informative, and opinion prompts with graphic organizers and writing templates!
Here are a few of my fave parts from my Fall unit:
Characters and setting version:
This is such a fun, easy writing center, where students roll a character and a setting (page not shown) and write a silly narrative using the two. The students’ stories get pretty darn creative!
These are just a few of many different writing prompts & activities!
Some favorites from my Winter pack:
Problem and solution version:
Step 2 – even more creativity involved! Students roll either a problem and come up with a narrative with a fitting solution, or students can roll a solution and come up with the problem. Another great writing center!
Some more prompts and a fun how-to craft!
I send home a packet of hot cocoa and the brainstorming sheet for homework the night before my students complete this activity!
**Updated: All 4 seasons of writing prompts, activities, and crafts can be found below: