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How To Use Growing Up Writing Prompts To Get Kids Writing

Kids have many different experiences growing up. Use these experiences to get kids writing!

This week's print and go writing prompts focus on growing up.

Writing Prompts Include:

  • Life As a Baby
  • Favorite Memory
  • Perfect Day
  • Chores
  • Job In The Future

What Are Print And Go Writing Prompts?

Print and go writing prompts are one page documents that include 5 writing prompts. Use these writing prompts to give your students ideas to write about. Each prompt contains a number of questions to help your students think about the topic.

Why Use Writing Prompts?

Use writing prompts to get your students writing. Writing prompts help students to:

  • create pieces of writing they can be proud of, and 
  • build their self-confidence as they are successful with their writing.

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Steps On How To Teach Kids To Write Using Growing Up Writing Prompts:

  1. Students choose a writing prompt. Provide students with a choice of 2 or 3 writing prompts. I usually provide students with two writing prompts and then offer them their "own choice of topic" as a third option. By offering these choices, every student in your class will have something to write about.
  2. Discuss the target prompts for each question. Discussing the prompts gives your students ideas for their writing.
  3. Encourage students to write as much as they can about the writing prompt.

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DIY Options For Using Prompts:

There are a number of options for using the writing prompts:

  • Project the prompts on to the white board and let students choose the prompt they want to write about.
  • Create cut-and-paste writing prompts for the different writing ideas. Students choose the prompt they want to write about and glue it into their journals.
  • Add the prompts to a writing center and students can write about the prompts in their spare time. The dinosaur writing prompts help students develop their narrative writing and opinion writing skills.

How To Differentiate The Writing Prompts:

You can differentiate the use of the writing prompts by:

  • scribing for students who have trouble writing.
  • pairing up students to write about the journal prompts.
  • letting students who struggle with writing output use talk to text for their stories.

Want to Save Time With Ready-Made Writing Prompts and Templates?

This ready-made Growing Up Writing Prompts FREEBIE package pictured above is available at TeachersPayTeachers.  This package of writing prompts provides 5 different writing prompts in the above four options:

  • as cut-and-options,
  • as no prep booklets,
  • as prompts for rings, and 
  • as writing center cards.

The growing up writing prompts are also a part of the November Bundle #1, the Ultimate Writing Prompts Bundle, and the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Club.

Happy writing!

Until next time,

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