"Elmer" by David McKee is a wonderful story about the importance and beauty of diversity. It's one of my students' favorite back to school books.
Students will enjoy this Spanish-themed "Taco 'bout" play-on-words writing prompt. I've included an "Ola!" poster to introduce the lesson with a friendly "Hello" in Spanish, then use it as the center for your bulletin board display.
This adorable writing-prompt, whale "craftivity" serves double duty, as you can use it for back to school or the end of the year.
Celebrate Seuss with these two Grinch "craftivities". One features two writing prompts. Students think of things that make them grin like the Grinch. They jot these down on the left side. On the right side, they list things that make them "grinchly and grumpy".
If you're looking for something different for a Martin Luther King Day activity, this is it. The "mpatapo" (em-pa-ta-poe) symbol means "knot of pacification/reconciliation". It is a symbol of peacemaking. Mpatapo is an African symbol known as adinkra, from the Asante tribe of Ghana. I thought it was an appropriate representation of what Dr. King tried to do with his peaceful marches, sit-ins and speeches, as he sought nonviolent solutions for abolishing discrimination; so I featured it on this quick, easy and fun MLK Day craftivity.
Make practicing the use of adjectives more fun, with these simple creative writing worksheets, perfect for younger students.
You can use this adorable gingerbread house as a writing prompt craftivity, or send home as a home-school connection for the entire family to take part in. Completed projects make a sweet December bulletin board.
My students really enjoy making class books. It's a fun writing prompt for them, and the completed project is usually a favorite during free reading time. Students complete the writing prompt and illustrate their page. Collect, collate and add the cover to make a sweet class book. There are 2 options for the student page. This writing prompt is a quick, easy and fun way to review action verbs as well as nouns.