Are you looking for ways to spruce up your writing time? Get ready to jazz up your classroom with easy, fun crafts that turn writing time into a year-round blast! I’m all about high engagement in every subject and writing should be no different. These crafts for writing are sure to get your students super excited to be amazing authors.
What if I told you that you could have beautiful bulletin boards all year, fun monthly writing prompts, all with little to no prep to you? If you think it sounds too good to be true, I promise it isn’t! Keep reading to find out how to make this dream a reality and of course snag a must have freebie!
Take Them Through the Process
As educators we know exactly how important the writing process is for students. It can also be a daunting task to teach them all the steps AND make sure they actually do them all. That is why I want to give you ALL the tools you need to help students work through the process to create a beautiful piece of writing!
Students will start with a brainstorming thinking map to get all those amazing ideas out. After brainstorming, students will begin their writing plan on their chosen topic. Once planning is done, it’s onto drafting! You’ll find a variety of writing styles included to meet your specific classroom needs. After drafting, they can work with peers to edit their writing before moving onto their final, or as we call it their “pretty copy”. This will be the beautiful piece that gets displayed for all to see. This is so important so try not to skip that editing step! You can learn all about how to make this process a breeze HERE! If you want a more in-depth guide to the writing process, you can learn all about that HERE!
How often are our students given creative freedom when it comes to writing? I hear SO often from upper elementary teachers that when students are asked to write to a creative prompt they REALLY struggle. While we have some great writing standards in the lower grades to help get students get really good at the fundamentals, we don’t spend too much time with creative writing. I think it’s really important to build in time for some great creative writing opportunities.
That’s where these fun monthly prompts come in! While there are some prompts for nonfiction writing and ways to spread kindness, there are also prompts included to help spark that creativity for students! From creative narratives about being stuck inside of a snow globe to teaching others the steps on catching a gingerbread man, students will LOVE sharing their creativity, while getting great practice writing.
Differentiation for the Win
These writing crafts are fun, engaging, and easy to differentiate for students. We know that all students need something a little different. So just like taking them through the writing process, you can different these prompts and crafts for them too. See the different writing style pages below. Not only can you choose the style that best fits the needs of students but you can also easily add sentence stems, layer multiple pages for students who write longer stories, and pick a prompt that is the best fit for each student. These really are designed with you and your students in mind!
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Not only will students LOVE these engaging monthly prompts, but they’ll also get to complete a craft! Who doesn’t love a good craft aligned to standards?! There are 10 different craft types available for every prompt included. They can be flexible with fun face pieces to make it adorable, or more in-depth like creating your own melted snowman. The possibilities are endless!
Students will love getting to assemble their own craft and it gives them the opportunity to get some great fine motor practice cutting and coloring.These crafts are all easy to assemble and require little to no prep to you. Print and go crafts let students choose which topic they want to write about and get to work! You can also see what students come up when they are all given the same topic!
Show off That Learning
The best part of all their hard work… showing it off for all to see! Your students have worked hard on their pieces so show it off! Use the adorable bulletin board headers and create an easy and simple monthly bulletin board that will look great ALL YEAR LONG! Print, cut, laminate, and assemble. These bulletin boards will look great and stay beautiful year after year.
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