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October Writing Journal Prompts


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The Writing Journal Prompts packet for October contains many fun and engaging writing prompts for beginning writers. Students will have the opportunity to practice a variety of writing styles and skills, including: writing lists, labeling pictures, writing narrative text, writing procedural/how to text, writing an opinion text, writing poems and letters.


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October Writing Journal Prompts

This book contains a collection of writing journal prompts for October. The simple prompts are ideal for beginning and struggling writers in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2.
*** American and Canadian (Australian) spelling included ***
Cover page (page 5)
Draw and label (pages 6-8)
  • Parts of an apple
  • Parts of a pumpkin
  • Fire Truck
List writing (pages 9-11)
  • Signs of Fall
  • Things you can do with a pumpkin
  • Firefighting Equipment
How to / procedural writing (pages 12-14)
  • Make a Scarecrow
  • A Pumpkin Grows
  • Stop, Drop and Roll
Writing prompts with pictures (pages 15-24)
  • In the fall, I like to wear
  • In the fall, I see (animals)
  • In the fall I like to
  • On a windy day
  • A scarecrow looks like a person. It wears
  • A pumpkin (describing)
  • I like to eat pumpkin (food)
  • Owls can
  • If there is a fire, I (fire safety)
  • A firefighter has
Opinion writing with pictured choices (pages 25-27)
  • Favorite season (fall or spring)
  • Best pet (squirrel or raccoon)
  • Best food (pumpkins or apples)
Opinion writing II (pages 28-30)
  • The best thing about leaves in the fall is… because…
  • The best thing about scarecrows is.. because…
  • Firefighters are great because…
Narrative writing (pages 31-34)
  • Describing fall leaves (sentence writing)
  • Write a sentence to match the picture (squirrel holding acorn sitting in some leaves)
  • Write a story to match the picture (in the pumpkin patch, a girl making a scarecrow, crow flying away)
  • Write a story to match the picture (house on fire, firefighter putting out fire)
Narrative writing II (pages 35-39)
  • When I saw the big pile of leaves
  • It was so windy that
  • If I were a scarecrow
  • When I went to the pumpkin patch
  • When the fire alarm sounded
Acrostic poem (pages 40-41)
  • October
  • Fall
Letter writing to firefighter (page 42)
Additional page with handwriting lines (page 43)
Happy Teaching 🙂
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