Are you a kindergarten, first grade, or second grade teacher? Are you teaching opinion writing, narrative writing or informational writing? If so, you and your students will LOVE these free dinosaur writing prompts!
If you’re teaching opinion writing, you’ll love that there is an opinion writing dinosaur craft included in this freebie!
Students simply write about their favorite dinosaur. Encourage your students to share the name of their favorite dinosaur, but to also provide reasoning as to why they like it.
You may expect one, two, or three reasons to support the opinion. This depends on your student’s abilities and the grade level you’re teaching.
If you’re teaching informational writing, you’ll love that there is an informative writing dinosaur craft also included in this freebie!
Students simply research facts about dinosaurs and create an information report. They can write about when dinosaurs lived, how dinosaurs went extinct, and so much more. They can share facts about what dinosaurs looked like and what they ate.
Finally, if you’re teaching narrative writing, you’ll love that there is a story writing dinosaur craft also included in this freebie!
Students write a fictional narrative about the day they met a dinosaur. Encourage your students to think about the setting their story will take place (where they met the dinosaur) and the characters involved (such as what dinosaur).
Why this freebie is so awesome!
The really great thing about these dinosaur writing prompts is that there are lots of options to choose from and each student can be catered to. For each craft, there is a choice between dotted and plain lines.
I suggest printing extra writing pages if you have second grade students or advanced first graders who wish to write more. They can simply glue their other pages underneath the first page and create a flipbook.
These dinosaur writing prompts are also awesome because they are easy for students to make. Students simply write on the lined page and color in the dinosaur. Then, they cut out the dinosaur and glue it on top of the writing page.
This craft is also super ideal for you! It’s no prep, you can just print and go! Also, because the crafts are easy for students to complete, it means less stress for you.
Finally, these dinosaur writing prompts are awesome because they make super cute displays. In need of a free bulletin board or door decor idea? You’re all set!
Here’s how you could use these crafts –
- Whole group writing or literacy lessons
- Small group work (literacy or writing centers)
- Independent writing practice
- Early finishers
- Morning work
- Bulletin board or door decor
- Activity for a sub
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