For years I've had my students respond to prompts to learn more about them and to build our classroom community. This year I bumped those prompts to a transition piece (instead of just in our Whole Class Writing Journals or on Fridays for reflection), and it was absolutely wonderful. The kids got an engaging little brain break that double dipped to build relationships.
I don't know about you though, but once the day gets going, I can't just erase everything on the board to write a prompt, or sometimes the whiteboard is filled with things we need to save... or there were those moments in the morning that I did have a clean whiteboard, but I couldn't think of what to write for a prompt...
This summer I decided my big project will be to create a years worth of prompts for my students to use. The same prompts that I've used over the years, but putting it into a format that allows me to either:
1.) Project it on my screen.
2.) Print & Stick it up on the board.
3.) Put the printed prompt in a writing station.
I'm personally leaning toward having the files on my desktop and just clicking it on in the morning. Students can respond somedays on their whiteboards, other days in their journals, and still others I can pass out the response sheets and we can add them to our exit slip pocket chart so everyone can see their responses. Then my big whiteboard can stay all set for our math lesson.
So far, I've made up 2 sets with 20 prompts each.
The first set is an "Anytime" set because it can be used anytime of the year.
The second set is geared toward Back to School and has specific questions that are perfect for the transition to a new grade level.
|Check out the preview at TPT to see every single page.|
Each prompt has it's own corresponding reflection sheet (quarter page size). I wanted to get them ready now on the off chance that when I have a sub next year, it will be an easy print & go, then I can still see my students' responses, and our routine can stay the same on a sub day.
Would you like one of the sets? Just leave your email below, and I'll choose 2 winners on Saturday evening. Both sets are presently 50% off too, only $1.50 each.
I hope you are having a fabulous day!