Using a Venn diagram helps your students learn to compare and contrast in a fun way. There are 7 Venn diagrams in this packet ,all featuring an elf. I've included color as well as black and white templates. Use the black and white copy for students to write their own, then call them up for a whole-group discussion and add everyone's ideas onto the colored Venn diagram.
If your students enjoy The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they're sure to get excited about this very creative writing prompt. Includes templates to make a file-folder diary, diary pages, clip art to decorate their diary cover with, or use these as incentives and give them to students for good writing, effort, improvement etc. I've also included 30 writing prompt ideas to jump start your students' creative minds.
If you have an Elf On A Shelf in your classroom, a super-fun writing extension is to have your students keep a journal of the elf's daily adventures. I've included prompts for PK as well as older kiddo's. Encourage them to illustrate their page. Make the journals out of file folders and have students decorate their cover.
Students practice giving directions in this fun writing prompt that makes a cute bulletin board: "Hats Off to Great Directional Writing!" Encourage students to use transitions, ordinal numbers + adjectives. Pom poms and white glitter add that finishing touch.
The elf is watching and reporting back to Santa. Students write why they think that they should be on Santa's "nice" list. Includes a Santa's List poster to use as a good-behavior motivator.
Have your students pretend to become the gingerbread man and fill in the blanks on the girl or boy writing prompt page. Encourage students to do a little research about the place they want to run to and use lots description in their adventure. Have students do a rough draft and underline their adjectives to make sure they have enough. I've included a sample.
I LOVED designing this gingerbread writing and activity packet and hope you have oodles of fun with your kiddo's doing these interesting activities.
Get students excited to write with these interesting writing prompts. Includes a class book, travel journal + diary pages.
After reading several stories about the Pilgrims, so that your students have some knowledge of their life and times, an interesting November writing prompt would be to have them write a letter to a Pilgrim child on the Mayflower.