Writing Through the Seasons {Fall & Winter} - Susan Jones Teaching

Writing Through the Seasons {Fall & Winter}

I love teaching writing. If you have read previous posts, you know that back in the day, I was horrible at teaching writing. HO-RRI-BLE. Now, I love it! I use writer's workshop for all my main lessons and units of study and around the holidays and in my writing centers I like to use prompts, crafts, and writing games!

 I have just made two Common Core aligned writing packets to help your students become better writers through the seasons Fall and Winter!

 In each packet, there are fun narrative, informative, and opinion prompts with graphic organizers and writing templates! 

Here are a few of my fave parts from my Fall unit:

Characters and setting version:
This is such a fun, easy writing center, where students roll a character and a setting (page not shown) and write a silly narrative using the two. The students' stories get pretty darn creative!

These are just a few of many different writing prompts & activities!

Some favorites from my Winter pack:

Problem and solution version:
Step 2 - even more creativity involved! Students roll either a problem and come up with a narrative with a fitting solution, or students can roll a solution and come up with the problem. Another great writing center!

Some more prompts and a fun how-to craft!

I send home a packet of hot cocoa and the brainstorming sheet for homework the night before my students complete this activity!

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**Updated: All 4 seasons of writing prompts, activities, and crafts can be found below:


  1. Your writing packs are so cute!! I love the hot cocoa one! :)

  2. LOVE! Putting in my shopping cart and buying RIGHT now!! Thanks, as always, Susan, for being absolutely amaaaazing!!!
    Growing Firsties is having a Pete the Cat Giveaway!

    1. Girl, you are WAY too good to me!! I <3 ya!!! and I hope your kids like them!!

  3. These packs are adorable! I know my class will love them. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. PINNING!!!!!! These writing packs are perfect for my class. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, I love the roll a story idea. I can't wait to see your Spring packets. Shine on girl.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

    1. Stacy!! I always get a big smile on my face when I see you have commented :)

  5. Oh my goodness, these all look wonderful! Good work!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  6. These are absolutely awesome!!!!!!

  7. This is so cute and amazing and awesome and---how many more adjectives can I use? :) Pinning this awesomeness!!
    First Grade and Fabulous

    1. hahah DeAnne, you are the best :) I am currently finding my FAVE holiday recipe to link up with for your holiday linky (this is a very difficult task you know!)

  8. This is FANTASTIC! I'm your newest follower and I am super glad to have found you. Your blog is adorable and I look forward to doing the Hot Cocoa How-To. Thank you! Come check out this newbie if you have a moment. :) Jill
    Cruz'n in First

  9. I just found your wonderful blog and now I'm your newest follower. You should pop by my blog and enter my 100 follower giveaway!

    The Lower Elementary Cottage

  10. Heading to TPT now!

    I'm having a GiveAway.
    Please stop by.


  11. Hey! Just stopped by to say I LOVE your writing packs & I just gave you a shout out on my blog!

    Primary Inspired


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