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March writing prompts

1 2 3 Come Do Some More "Oh, the Places You'll Go..." Suess Activities With Me!

Last week I posted a super-fun “Oh the Places I'll Go”  flip-the-flap, writing prompt HAT craftivity

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,While I was working on that packet, I also designed a craft featuring "little readers" as well as graphics depicting older students; however the packet was fast approaching 100 pages, so I decided to divide the crafts into 3 separate packets, which would then have less pages and a much lower price point.

This way, teachers could choose which writing prompt best suits their students and grade level.

Featured below, are the other two "Oh the Places" packets, which are not only perfect for March is Reading Month, Read Across America, or a Celebration of Seuss Week. but certainly appropriate at the end of the year, when students are "going places" by advancing into a new grade or graduating!

As with the HAT craft, these too, combine reading and writing with a bit of geography.

Children think of a place they’d like to travel to. Money is no object, so the world is literally at their feet.

Older students can do a bit of research, to find out about a fascinating place they’d like to travel to. (Thus the geography connection, as well as great research & technology practice!)

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,In the "Little Readers" packet there are 4, black & white graphic options of children reading a book. They come with and without faces.

The Students choose one, which becomes the “base”. They color, then cut it out. The hat "booklet" is glued to the top of the graphic of the child's head. 

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,So that teachers can quickly and easily make an example to share, I've also included full-color patterns.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,The cover of the hat, comes with & without the question words: Who? What? Why? When? Where & How?

This flips up to reveal 3-pages of answers.

For one of my samples I used the same color scheme as the "Oh, the Places You'll Go" story.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,To add a bit more interest, I also used those same colored markers to write in my answers.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,I’ve also included a blank page template, so that students can consolidate their answers to one page, or write longer answers if they want. 

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,For this sample I used red to color in alternating stripes, for a more traditional looking Seuss hat. 

This is a great teachable moment to practice an ABAB color pattern as well.

Using white as my second color choice and not having to fill in those stripes also saved time.

The craftivity provides an interesting way to practice & reinforce the “5 Ws + 1 H” question words in a fun way.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,I find this particularly helpful with my Y5s as they enjoy sharing, so when I ask if anyone has any questions they'll often say things like, "I want to make one" or "I have a hat like that" instead of asking a question. 

In all three packets I’ve included a poster with the questions, which you can use to introduce your lesson.

Afterwards, hang it up, so that older students can refer to it, or you could also read each question, then allow time for students to write down their answers.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,As always, patterns come in both black & white for students, as well as color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,You can leave the “child reading craftivity” as is, or have students glue it to the pattern featuring a stack of 2 suitcases. 

If you think this is too much coloring for your kiddos, simply snip off the bottom suitcase to give to another child.

A luggage tag for a student’s name, adds some 3D pizzazz. 

Completed projects make a terrific bulletin board or hallway display.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,I’ve included a variety of posters in both packets, to enhance the display of your students' work. 

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,The quote posters are in plural form, as if your students are saying these popular phrases from the story. 

There are also letters for the caption: “Oh, the Places We’ll Go!” to add extra pizzazz, which are also included in all 3 packets.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,Add a splash more geography and use the "globe" letters for the upper and lowercase O. 

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,I also had a lot of fun designing my first "background papers", which I've included in both packets as well. I hope you find them useful.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesThe other "Oh, the Places I'll Go" packet, featuring graphics of older students, is similar to the "Little Readers" one; however, there are two writing prompt craftivities in this packet.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesOne is a file folder suitcase.

Students color and trim the suitcase, then glue it to the front of a file folder, which flips down to reveal their completed 3-page writing prompt.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesactivities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesThe writing provides an interesting way to practice & reinforce the “5 Ws + 1 H”, which are also in the Hat and Little Readers packets: Where would you like to go? When would you like to go? Who do you want to go with? Why do you want to go? What do you want to see? and "How do you want to get there?

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesThe 2nd choice is a “Travel Trunk.” This booklet has 6 pages to it, where students answer the same questions listed above.

I’ve also included a blank page template, so that students can consolidate their answers to one page, or write longer answers if they want.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesThe trunk booklet can be left as is, or topped with a "student reading” graphic. There are 4 options children can choose from.

Students color and trim, then glue to the top of their trunk booklet.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesAnother option, is to glue their trunk booklet to the base of a stack of suitcases. 

This option can be left "as is" or can also be topped with one of the 4 ”students reading a book” graphics for a taller completed project.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesYou decide which version is appropriate for your students, or you could add extra variety to your display by giving students a choice. 

parts of a bee anchor chart poster, bee activitiesThere are two featured FREEBIES today.

Since spring brings a buzzing of bees, I thought you'd like to have a "Parts of a Honey Bee" anchor chart poster. 

bee activities, bee math games, bee games, bee centers, bee postersFor the second FREEBIE, click on the link for some bee-themed math games.

bee activities, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, around the world travel activities seuss crafts, seuss bulletin boards, Well that's it for today, thanks for stopping by. 

Woo hoo! The sun is shining and temps are in the 50s.

Even though spring has sprung, it still remains rather chilly here in Michigan. Wishing you a warm and wonderful day.

"Reading is dreaming with open eyes!" -Unknown

1-2-3 Come Do Some Seuss-Themed Writing Prompts With Me

Louis L'amour said: "Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on."  However, if "It's time to do some writing..." is greeted with a cacophony of classroom groans, it's definitely time to fuel your students' imaginations, peak their interest, and tweak what they write, so that they'll WANT to.

Many Dr. Seuss books, lend themselves to interesting and fun writing prompts.  (For a complete list of his books, scroll down to yesterday's article.) Today's blog features some of my most popular, Seuss-themed, writing prompts. Hopefully, writing time, will be met with the more harmonious and intellectual sounds of engaged and busy minds happily working away.

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Encourage and challenge older students to make a rhyming sentence, using plenty of tongue-twisting alliteration like Dr. Seuss. 

For example, Zz is for a Zigglewag who likes to play wiggle tag.  He eats zinnias, zingles and zag, all of which make me personally gag.  or Bb is for Boomtoot, who's from Bangladoot and likes to eat fruit, especially bapples, belon and bloot. 

The packet includes a page for students and one for the teacher, a sample, plus 26 Seuss-font letter tiles.

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All of these goofy letters have a name and symbol.   I thought it would be fun to make a class book of all of the pretend letters that might possibly come before the letter A

if i ran the circus activities, circus activities, circus tent template, on beyond zebra activities, dr. seuss's abc book activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss class made books, seuss alphabet book, seuss alphabet cards, writing prompts for march, march writing prompts, writing prompts for dr seuss, dr seuss activities, common core seussRun off copies of the inside page and have students think up a letter, design it, and then give an example of something that starts with that letter,  finishing up with an illustration.  After students share their work, collect the pages, collate and make into a class book. 

if i ran the circus activities, circus activities, circus tent template, on beyond zebra activities, dr. seuss's abc book activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss class made books, seuss alphabet book, seuss alphabet cards, writing prompts for march, march writing prompts, writing prompts for dr seuss, dr seuss activities, common core seussAnother interesting writing prompt, has to do with Seuss's book If I Ran The Circus.

The packet includes a class book with two writing prompts to choose from, as well as a 3D cylinder "craftivity."

Students color and cut out their circus tent and then attach their completed writing prompt paper to either side, so that they can bend it into a cylinder shape. 

if i ran the circus activities, circus activities, circus tent template, on beyond zebra activities, dr. seuss's abc book activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss class made books, seuss alphabet book, seuss alphabet cards, writing prompts for march, march writing prompts, writing prompts for dr seuss, dr seuss activities, common core seussThe photo shows the various views of a completed project.  Punch holes on either side, add a yarn loop and suspend from the ceiling.

For that finishing touch, children add a toothpick flag, and then choose either a clown or a ringmaster to color and glue their photo on top of that face, so that it looks as if they are peeking out of the tent flap. 

if i ran the circus activities, circus activities, circus tent template, on beyond zebra activities, dr. seuss's abc book activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss class made books, seuss alphabet book, seuss alphabet cards, writing prompts for march, march writing prompts, writing prompts for dr seuss, seuss abc book, bucket list writing prompt, oh the places you'll go activities, dr seuss activities, common core seussTwo more writing prompt "craftivities" go along with Seuss's book, Oh The Places You'll Go Ironically, this was the last book published before his death in 1991.

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They write the place, followed by what they want to see or do there.

On the small bucket, students think of all of the things they'd like to do. 

This can be for the month, year, in 5,10,20 years, or a list of all that they want to accomplish in their lifetime.  Completed projects make terrific bulletin boards.   

if i ran the circus activities, Lucky Duckie writing prompt craft, Did I ever tell you how lucky you are Seuss book activities, What was I scared of activities, circus activities, circus tent template, on beyond zebra activities, dr. seuss's abc book activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss class made books, seuss alphabet book, seuss alphabet cards, writing prompts for march, march writing prompts, writing prompts for dr seuss, seuss abc book, bucket list writing prompt, oh the places you'll go activities, dr seuss activities, common core seussI've also designed a 3-dimensional "Oh the Places You'll Go" writing prompt balloon, which features 3 simple prompts younger students can do: "My favorite place to go is _________. " "A place I'd like to go is _________." and "A place I've been is ________." 

Run the basket template off on brown construction paper. For that finishing touch, students glue their photograph inside.

This is one of those "awwww-dorble" keepsake activities that mommies are especially fond of. 

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To read more about it, and grab this sweet FREEBIE, click on the link.

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The packet includes a class book writing prompt, as well as a more advanced writing prompt for older students.  There's also a list of 19 quotes about fear.  Share a few in discussion, or have students choose their favorite and comment on it, including why they like it and if they agree with it. 

The book, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams, is a wonderful comparison story, and offers more opportunities for writing and discussion.  I've included a Venn diagram to help students compare and contrast these two stories.

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"Fill your pages with the breathings of your heart." -William Wordsworth

1-2-3 Come Make A Keepsake With Me!

I’m Surviving In School is a quick, easy and fun way to get students to practice their writing skills.
Graphic organizers are extremely beneficial for visual learners and help students organize their thoughts and think succinctly.  These mini-writing prompts are more do-able and less intimidating. Doing a page at the end of each month, is a terrific Daily 5 activity, or independent writing center. Alphabetize the booklets and number them, so students can quickly and easily find theirs to work on. These are a great addition to a portfolio or file, to share with parents, during conferences, as they should show marked improvements along the way.  Completed books make an outstanding keepsake.

writing activities, writing centers, monthly writing prompts, writing promps for fall, daily 5 activities, keepsake booklets, portfolio activities, Encourage students to use proper capitalization, punctuation, spaces, adjectives etc. and you have covered a lot of Common Core State Standards as well.  There’s a generic cover as well as covers for preschool through 6th grade.  Define what an adjective is and why using describing words are important.  Pass out markers and have students write adjectives that describe themselves, in each bubble box on their cover.  Explain that they can add more words as the year progresses.  To make this extra special, have students glue their school picture inside the bus.  You may want to make a booklet yourself, to use as an example to help explain things each month.  Students really enjoy learning about their teacher.

The pages are geared from easy to more difficult as students advance.  Later, explain to them that instead of just a list, you want them to write sentences.  You can also have them start with the header, so that they are working on a complete sentence with proper capitalization, instead of just answering the topic.  i.e. Favorite food:  My favorite food is pizza. Later, have them expand their thoughts even more, by explaining why and adding adjectives: i.e. My favorite junk food is pizza, because I like spicy pepperoni.

writing activities, writing centers, monthly writing prompts, writing promps for fall, daily 5 activities, keepsake booklets, portfolio activities, To get in more fine motor practice and add some pizzazz to the pages, have students use colored markers, pencils and crayons.  In the Me... section, students practice writing their name and drawing a self-portrait.  This is especially important for preschool and kindergarten students.  In the beginning, younger kiddo’s can draw a picture of how they feel, with a happy or sad (etc.) face.  They will be limited to 1-word answers in the boxes.  You can also opt to have students do these 1-on-1 with a helper, who writes down their answers, or send a page home as homework to be returned in a week.

writing activities, writing centers, monthly writing prompts, writing promps for fall, daily 5 activities, keepsake booklets, portfolio activities, Click on the link to view/download the I'm Surviving School, monthly-writing prompt booklet. If you're looking for another fun keepsake book, that students can write in monthly, check out The Very Hungry Student.  Children write what they learned each month.  Of course they are still hungry for more, so they move on to the next month... The rhyming text makes it a fun read-aloud. There's a page in the back for students' autographs. It's also a nice way to review the names of the months and a super way to show progress/improvement to parents. Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Student.

writing activities, writing centers, monthly writing prompts, writing promps for fall, daily 5 activities, keepsake booklets, portfolio activities, I also have an entire year's worth of writing prompts.  Each month's writing prompts are based on popular stuff that's going on during that time frame. Click on the link to view/download the Monthly Writing Prompts packet.

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"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why!" -Bernard Baruch

Will March Go Out Like A Lion Or A Lamb?

The end of March is drawing near and I have some SHEEP and LION activities to help you end the month in a fun way.

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Run off the sheep template on white construction paper and have students jazz them up with wiggle eyes and 2 cotton balls.

If you have students pull apart the cotton balls into a nice fluffy pile, the sheep fleece will look more realistic, be a great fine motor skill and avoid the problem of having students simply glue whole cotton balls to their work.

I’ve included a Trace & Write – Sheep Rhyming ABC Order Worksheet as well as the traceable word cards.

Click on the link to view/download the Sheep Slider Activities.

I never have enough time to cover nursery rhymes as a separate unit, so I plug them in with whatever theme I’m doing, whenever they fit, as an added genre during story time.

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If you’re looking for some easy readers your students will enjoy:

The Shape Of My Sheep, which reviews the 6 basic shapes.

Where Have All The Sheep Gone? and Where’s The Lion? which reinforce simple subtraction skills.  Click on the links to view/download them.

A fun writing extension  asks your students “Are you more like a lion or more like a lamb? Why? This March writing prompt is turned into a class book and can be found in March Class Books. Click on the link to view/download it.

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If you'd like to include a "craftivity" with writing, have students make a lion or lamb paper holder and display their work on a bulletin board, before you collate their work into a book.

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Adding a pair of funky glasses and wiggle eyes also adds a cute 3D effect.  I printed the ones in the picture from Lee Hansen's graphic website where you can download free clip art, paper crafts, and scrapbooking items.  Click on the link to check out this interesting site.

There’s a graphing extension included to record the results.

Besides this writing prompt, there is also one that's a great activity after you read the above Mary Had A Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme.  Ask students what animal they'd like to bring to school if they could bring any animal.  Encourage them to think outside the box and not just think of the usual "show & tell" pet like a puppy or cat.  Students complete the sentence with their animal and illustrate the page.

Click on the link to view/download this March Lion or Lamb activity packet.

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Whether your students are meek and mild lambs or roaring lions, I hope you found something here to keep them engaged and interested!

Be sure and pop back tomorrow for more springtime tips.

Spin A Story Wheels

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Include a Spin A Story Wheel and help motivate your students to WANT to write!

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Challenge students who are writing sentences to try and write one sentence incorporating ALL 4 picture prompts!

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March Story WheelApril/May Story Wheel,  Summer Story Wheel

For your convenience, if you’d like the entire collection, I’ve bundled them up in one download as well.

ALL Spin A Story Wheels

Write on and happy spinning!

Be sure and pop back tomorrow for more teacing tips!

Celebrating March Is Reading Month With Kites

Need some reading and writing activities for those block periods or Daily 5?

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The Wind Blew is an easy reader with 4 on a page to conserve on paper when you print.

This also helps reinforce sequencing when students cut the pages apart and put their booklets together.

The end of the story allows students to think of their own “thing” that the wind blows, write it down and illustrate their page accordingly.

When everyone is done with their booklets have students share this page with the class and write down how many things they thought of that the wind blew.

Pat Hutchins has a cute book When The Wind Blew that would make a nice transition activity. {amazonWS:itemId=068971744X}

The last page allows you to nail another core standard by asking students if they like when the wind blows.  A graphing extension is provided for that.  Discussion can follow of why a student does or doesn’t.

Click on the link to view/download The Wind Blew booklet.

wind, wind booklet, easy readers, march is reading month activities, easy reader booklets, kites, kite activities, wind activities, kite activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, wind activities for preschool kinergarten and first grade, Go Fly A Kite is also an easy reader that involves spatial directions.  Students cut and glue the kites to the various positions on the page.

Make this a special keepsake by having students glue their school photo to the boy or girl face on the last page.

Click on the link to view/download Go Fly A Kite

wind, wind booklet, easy readers, march is reading month activities, easy reader booklets, kites, kite activities, wind activities, kite activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, wind activities for preschool kinergarten and first grade, My Shapely Kite reviews the 6 basic flat shapes.  Students have the option to either trace the various shaped kites or to cut and glue a construction paper shape to the appropriate kite.

To reinforce reading and writing skills, students trace the shape words as well.

Click on the link to view/download My Shapely Kite

wind, wind booklet, easy readers, march is reading month activities, easy reader booklets, kites, kite activities, wind activities, kite activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, wind activities for preschool kinergarten and first grade, Where Have All The Kites Gone? Is another easy reader that reviews simple subtraction skills.

Students trace and solve the equations X-ing out a kite as they go.

Discussion of what else could have happened to the kites can stimulate a writing prompt and nice transition to another activity.

Click on the link to view/download Where Have All The Kites Gone?

Be sure an pop back tomorrow for some more March Is Reading Month activities!

Do you have an idea you'd like to share?  I'd enjoy hearing from you: diane@teachwithme.com or feel free to leave a comment here, especially if you use an idea!  Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

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