In efforts to build a reading community within our school, everyone will read this book…from Kindergarten all the way to Grade 5. Each class will complete a writing project related to the story. So I made some writing prompts for my students…
…and wanted to share them with you!
Here’s a quick overview of some of the printables:
We just completed the Recipe for a Great Friendship activity on Friday afternoon. The kids’ recipes were adorable…”4 cups of playing soccer, 2 tablespoons of going to the park”. It provided a nice opportunity to teach a mini-lesson on units of measurement too (since many of the terms were new to my ELL students).
On Monday, we’ll be working on one of the four writing prompts (I like to give my students a lot of choice, since their writing skills represent a very wide range)…
I have to tell you, I did slip in one prompt that is very ELL-newcomer-oriented (“Think of a friend you had in your country. What were some of the things you liked to do together?”). This is always a must with my class, since we are often talking about their experiences in their countries (one of the perks of being an ELL magnet teacher, it’s truly fascinating to hear their stories!). I included it just in case you are working with a similar population, or have some newer ELL students in your class.
And, because I love signs (as you know!) I’m also sharing a sign that I’ll be putting with the writing display:
I’m sharing this file for free like so many of my others, but I am linking it on my NEW (yay!) Teacher’s Notebook Shop:
I would love to hear what you think if you choose to download it. Thanks so much for reading, I hope you all have a relaxing and happy weekend! 🙂