IF COMING UP WITH ENGAGING AND FUN WRITING ACTIVITIES for your Middle School and/or SPED students is a chore, I’ve got you covered with this Sno-Wonderful Literacy/History Winter Writing Bundle.
ARE YOU STUMPED for ideas to keep your class writing in spite of the winter doldrums? I’ve got your back with activities for every winter month.
DO YOU TEACH HISTORY? This resource includes thought-provoking historical facts about Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington, and Abe Lincoln; as well as timelines and writing activities to go with them. Your class will also learn some things they probably didn’t know about Groundhog and Valentine’s Day.
HAVE YOU TAUGHT the 4 basic writing genres? You’ll be happy to know that there are posters and task cards for Narrative, Persuasive, Descriptive and Expository writing.
OF COURSE you want those creative juices to flow! There are task cards with creative writing starters to get them thinking. In addition to this, pre-writing, graphic organizers and directions for proof-reading with activities are included. If you’re concerned about grading, NO WORRIES, there’s a grading rubric.
Aaaand…this is a growing bundle, when I add new activities, you’ll get them FREE. Truly a win, win situation!
AS EDUCATORS, we know that writing can be tedious, time consuming and a great deal of effort for both you and the kids. Buuut, this bundle will definitely make your life easier.
◈RESEARCH has shown◈
◈ It’s essential to set the purpose for writing because it influences
the decisions students make about style.
◈ Creative writing plays an important role in literacy development.
◈ Writing helps foster the imagination, artistic expression, clear
thinking and identity.
◈ Graphic organizers are visual tools that help children learn and
◈ Writing is a process, in addition to pre-writing, students need to
learn how to proof-read properly.
1. Sno-Wonderful Introduction
2. Complete lesson plans for all activities.
3. Introduction for students
4. Instructions for proof-reading, revising & writing a final draft
5. Graphic Organizers & Pre-Writing worksheets
6. Grading Rubric for all writing activities
7. Final draft black/white & colorful lined pages.
8. Posters: Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Persuasive.
9. General winter fun task cards, with 4 types of writing.
a. New Years Resolution writing activity
b. Martin Luther King. historical information,
comprehension questions, time line, task cards for writing activities.
a. Groundhog Day: Making your shadow activity. Writing a legend.
Facts & history about Groundhog Day. Comprehension questions.
Instructions for working in collaborative groups.
b. Valentines Day: Brief history of Valentines Day.
Comprehension questions, task cards with story starters.
Valentine poems- Haiku and/or Acrostic poem.
c. George Washington: Short history, making
a timeline and writing an essay from the
history notes. 110 rules of Civility and Decent
Behavior with lesson plan and task cards, story starters. Timelines to fill in.
d. Abraham Lincoln: Notes and references
Using the notes to make a timeline and write an essay.
Task cards with story starters.
12. Product Links
13. Contact Information.
PERSONALLY, I loved teaching ELA to my students. Believe it or not, I enjoyed reading their papers, they were so creative. Some of the ideas that I used in this BUNDLE were actually from my 6th graders. It always amazed me to see the improvements they made from the beginning of the year, they amazed themselves too. I hope these activities are what you need to turn your students on to writing and the writing process…
◈This bundle can be used for: ◈
✔ Middle School
✔ Upper Elementary
✔ Special Ed Classrooms
☻I want to help you inspire your students with engaging lessons that will excite, challenge and be remembered long after they’ve left your room.☻
☝These are the individual resources that go with this bundle☝
No Prep New Year’s Resolution Writing Activity for Middle School 6-8
No Prep Martin Luther King Jr Literacy Activities Grades 4-8
Writing Prompts & Activities for Groundhog Day ( 4-8)
Valentine History & Literacy Writing Prompts
President’s Day Writing Prompts & Activities (Grades 6-8)
Common Core Standards: W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1c, W.6.1d, W.6.1e, W.6.2b, W.6.2c, W.6.2d, W.6.2e, W.6.2f, W.6.3, W.6.3a, W.6.3c, W.6.3d, W.6.3e, W.6.4, W.6.5, WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.1d, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2c, WHST.6-8.2d, WHST.6-8.2e, WHST.6-8.2f, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.5