Now You're Talkin' is an interesting and fun way to help your students practice writing. It's especially beneficial if you're working on the proper use of quotation marks. There are 5 different writing prompts to choose from.
This packet includes a variety of quick, easy and interesting ways for your kiddos to countdown to Christmas. Counting down is a great way to help your students practice counting backwards, as well as visually be able to "see" the passage of time, which is a rather abstract concept for young children.
Doing countdown activities, help little ones wrap their heads around the concept of time. They're also a quick, easy and fun way to practice numbers, as well as counting backwards. The packet also includes a traceable calendar page for December, with a blank template if you want students to write in their own numbers.
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.
Cover a variety of standards with this cute elf slider. Slider strips for shapes, upper and lowercase letters; numbers to 30, skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's + counting backwards from 10 to 0 and 20 to 0. If you don't want to make a slider, create a "belly booklet." Have students write letters, numbers, words, their name or whatever else you are working on inside this mini-booklet that's glued to the elf's tummy.
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.
Help students learn to count forwards, backwards and by 10's. Print; laminate; trim and have students put together, or run off copies for each child and have them cut and glue to the numbered grid. You can also make a puzzle flip booklet using all 3 puzzles stapled to the top in mixed up fashion. Children flip the strips to find the puzzle they are working on. Have children pick a partner; challenge them to see who can be the first to put their puzzle together.