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March 16, 2016

Ready-to-Go Spring Writing Prompts

By Genia Connell
Grades 1–2, 3–5

    In writer's workshop, I try to make sure my students have an engaging mini-lesson followed by writing practice each and every day. Even with the best of intentions, however, this doesn't always happen. For days when time is short and I want a quick assignment, or I have a guest teacher in my classroom, I rely on writing prompts for my students to get their daily dose of writing. 

    So that I'm not left scrambling for the perfect writing assignment, I've created a set of writing prompts I can choose from for each month of the school year. These prompts stand alone, which means they don't need an accompanying mini-lesson and my students can complete them independently. Easy to use with minimal planning needed — what could be better?

    This week I'm happy to share with you a collection of my favorite spring prompts. Below you will find writing activities that work well with a wide range of students. Most can be completed in a single class period.

     

    March Prompts

    March Writing Prompts

    Complementary Paper for March Prompts

    I've taken a few of the prompts from the sheet above and put them on paper that I can print and copy. These are my go-to morning activity with subs. Click on the image below to print your own copy. 

    Free printable writing prompts

    Free printable spring writing prompts

     

     

    April Writing Prompts and Paper

    Use the ready-to-print papers below with April's writing prompts. 

    free printable ready to go writing prompts

    Free Printable Spring Writing Prompts

    I hope you enjoy using these prompts! Please let me know if you would like to see more for the other months of the year!

    Other Great Resources for Writing

     

    In writer's workshop, I try to make sure my students have an engaging mini-lesson followed by writing practice each and every day. Even with the best of intentions, however, this doesn't always happen. For days when time is short and I want a quick assignment, or I have a guest teacher in my classroom, I rely on writing prompts for my students to get their daily dose of writing. 

    So that I'm not left scrambling for the perfect writing assignment, I've created a set of writing prompts I can choose from for each month of the school year. These prompts stand alone, which means they don't need an accompanying mini-lesson and my students can complete them independently. Easy to use with minimal planning needed — what could be better?

    This week I'm happy to share with you a collection of my favorite spring prompts. Below you will find writing activities that work well with a wide range of students. Most can be completed in a single class period.

     

    March Prompts

    March Writing Prompts

    Complementary Paper for March Prompts

    I've taken a few of the prompts from the sheet above and put them on paper that I can print and copy. These are my go-to morning activity with subs. Click on the image below to print your own copy. 

    Free printable writing prompts

    Free printable spring writing prompts

     

     

    April Writing Prompts and Paper

    Use the ready-to-print papers below with April's writing prompts. 

    free printable ready to go writing prompts

    Free Printable Spring Writing Prompts

    I hope you enjoy using these prompts! Please let me know if you would like to see more for the other months of the year!

    Other Great Resources for Writing

     

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