1.31.2015

Stop, Swap, & Roll


I'm linking up again for Jungle Learners' Stop, Swap, & Roll product swap! I love participating in this linky because I get to meet some fellow teacher-bloggers and try out a new and exciting classroom resource. What could be more awesome?

So this time around, my swap partner is Crystal from Primary On The Prowl. Her store specializes in products for the K-2 crowd and she has a nice variety of affordable math and ELA resources. This year I'm teaching third grade and we are doing a LOT of writing. Check out the anchor charts my teaching partner made today...


I think the kids are a little bit tired of the formal writing process. (It's hard work!) So, I've been wanting to give them some fun writing during centers. After browsing through Crystal's store, I immediately knew I wanted to try her Writing Prompt Cards


I'm always needing new topics that get the kids excited about writing. This pack has a nice variety including narrative and opinion prompts. Many of them have really interesting story starters to help your writers get going (because getting started is usually the hardest part!). Each cards are also illustrated.

I chose several cards to put out during literacy centers. I picked narrative prompts with a mystery feel to them. My third graders are totally into mysteries lately, so I knew they would love to write their own! I was really pleased with how they dove right into their stories. Several of them even asked to work on them at other times of the day. Here they are hard at work...

A 3-page story? Wow! And it was good, too!

Notice the dictionary next to my young writers? They went and got it themselves. I'm so proud! 

Overall, their stories turned out really great! A few of the kids wanted to write another story using a different card when they finished the first one. I don't think that has ever happened! So, thank you for letting me try out your cards, Crystal! I know we'll get a lot of use out of them.

If you want to get this set of writing prompts yourself, you can find them HERE. The pack includes 78 different prompts: enough to keep even your most prolific writers busy. You can also enter to win them in the Rafflecopter below.

Don't forget to hop on over to Crystal's blog; Primary On The Prowl. You will also want to vist Jungle Learners to see some more product reviews and giveaways. You can find mine at Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching. Go check it out!



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6 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your blog post, and being one of your product buddies during this blog hop! It was nice discovering your store, using your product, and having the wonderful opportunity to work with you.

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  2. Love new writing ideas to keep the kids fresh!

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  3. I'm ALWAYS in need of new writing prompts...can never have enough.
    Amanda
    The Take Home Teacher

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  4. Looks like a great way to get them writing!

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  5. Thanks so much for writing such a great blog post! It was great working with you!

    Crystal
    Primary on the Prowl

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  6. Thank you so much for joining the swap! I'm glad your students enjoyed these prompts, thanks for sharing! :)

    Melissa
    Jungle Learners

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