In second grade
students become more aware of their writing and understand that
writing is a valuable tool for communicating their thoughts and ideas
to others. They no longer depend on a picture prompt to direct
their writing, but are able to write about a specific topic for the
purpose of communicating information. By
drawing on prior knowledge and personal experiences, students are able
to make connections through writing.
of a daily writing prompt is to provide students with a daily writing
exercise that allows them to practice organizational skills,
demonstrate correct paragraph
structure, apply grammar and mechanics, and write for an
first nine-week grading period students will practice journal writing each
morning. Students will write in paragraph form (topic sentence, four
supporting sentences, and a closing sentence) and will discover the
importance of a strong lead (topic sentence) and a clear, focused closing
when writing a paragraph. Students will also learn how to indent
their paragraph and create a title that captures their audience's
the second nine-week grading period students will be responsible for completing
writing journals as a part of their weekly homework assignment.
the beginning of each
month students will receive a writing calendar that contains a writing
prompt for each school day. Writing prompts should take no more than
10-15 minutes to complete. Students will turn in their Writing
Journal each Friday. Some students like to sit down and write for the entire
week rather than write one prompt each day. This is fine.
It's always a good idea to plan ahead.
Prompts should include the following:
1. Title (be
2. Date (the date
of the calendar writing prompt)
3. Topic Sentence (hook
4. Four Supporting Sentences (be
5. Closing Sentence (let your
audience know you are finished)
6. Use descriptive phrases and describing words
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you have any questions about the expectations for the
Writing Journal Calendar Prompts, please do not hesitate to
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