This adorable writing-prompt, whale "craftivity" serves double duty, as you can use it for back to school or the end of the year.
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.
Making a class book, was one of my 1st graders favorite writing activities. These booklets were also a much sought-after option during quiet reading time. Here's the scenario for this fun December writing prompt: Santa's reindeer are sick! Who will pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve?
This is a wonderful packet to do after you read the story If You Take A Mouse To School by Laura Numeroff.
Miss Nelson is Missing, is one of my all-time favorite back-to-school books. It's also a perfect book to tuck into your sub folder. The packet includes a variety of writing, language arts and reading activites. Plus some adorable "craftivities" to review even more standards. This packet will be free for an entire year, after which time it will be up-dated & included in my 203-page jumbo Miss Nelson is Missing Literacy & Math packet in my TpT shop.
This pattern block packet reviews shape words, numbers, counting, and colors. You can use these pattern block number pages in a variety of ways: independent centers, anchor charts, a whole group activity, or make a class book.
After reading Dr. Seuss's book, What Was I Scared Of? (Also found in The Sneetches) discuss what kinds of things people are afraid of and how they can overcome their fears.
After reading Dr. Seuss's If I Ran The Circus, have students transition to either of these interesting writing prompts. One is a class book. Choose which writing prompt you want your students to do. They complete their page and illustrate it. Collect and collate the pages. Read your class book aloud by having each student share the page that they wrote.
This is a take off of Dr. Seuss's book On Beyond Zebra, which is about all of the letters that come after Z. In the beginning of the story, Cornelius is bragging that he knows all of the letters from A to Z. He's shocked to find out that there are more!
After reading Dr. Seuss's ABC book, create a silly, creature-filled alphabet book of your own. Print and trim the mini letter tiles. Toss them into a Seuss hat. Students choose one, glue it to their page and think of a creature that starts with that letter.