Keeping students motivated at the writing center isn’t always easy. Some students love to write and can’t wait to open their notebooks to a new page, but many students need more structure and a big serving of variety or novelty to get started! I was noticing a decline of motivation in my writers during their writing center rotation of guided reading. I decided to create fun, monthly story starters with the themes of each month. Each picture has a corresponding word prompt. Because there are 32 different picture and word prompts I could choose to put them all out at once or put out around 8 a week to entice my writers.
Celebrating Reading, Basketball, Windy Weather, Leprechauns, and more for March
I chose to put the picture on one side and the words on the back and hot glued a popsicle stick inside the two for a fun grab and write element.
Each month, there are 32 different picture and word prompts to put in a basket, on a ring, or on Popsicle sticks!
Find February here.
February themes, valentines, presidents, groundhogs, and dental health