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2nd Grade Common Core: W.2.5

Common Core Identifier: W.2.5 / Grade: 2
Curriculum: Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing
Detail: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
53 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned worksheets found:
Write a friendly letter (fan mail) to your favorite author and send it off in the mail.
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A color version of the editing wheel above.
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Manipulative wheel for students to use when they're checking over their writing.  Check for topic sentence, capitals, end marks, etc.
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Students check a friend's work and fill out the information on the form.
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Describe one thing you're really good at. (personal narrative)
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Imagine you opened your own restaurant. Tell the name of your restaurant. Explain what the restaurant looks like, who works there, and what you serve.  (Writing ideas)
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In this picture a boy is handing an apple to his teacher. Write a fun story to explain what's happening.
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Describe the youngest person you know. (descriptive writing topics)
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What do you like best about your home? (descriptive writing idea)
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Use this worksheet to write a spring-themed poem. Then color in the rainbow!
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Describe your favorite season. Tell what you like to do during that season.
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Imagine you could have lunch with any celebrity. Who would it be? What kinds of things would you talk about?  (essay idea)
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Write a story titled, "The Baby Dragon."  (writing creative stories)
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Write a descriptive essay about a fun fact many people don't know about you.
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Students write a short paragraph about their New Year's resolutions. They have to state their resolution and tell why they chose it.
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Write an acrostic poem about your favorite animal. Includes a sample acrostic titled, "Tigers."
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Practice writing rhyming couplets. This worksheet includes a definition of couplets and an example.
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Describe the oldest person you know. (descriptive paragraph writing)
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Cinderella's fairy godmother used her magic wand to create a beautiful dress and slippers. Imagine you had a fairy godmother. What kind of magic would she do?
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Imagine you worked at a football stadium. What would your job be? (examples: quarterback, cheerleader, coach, referee, ticket seller) Describe what you would do while you were on the job.  (creative journal prompt)
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This worksheet tells what a couplet is and includes space for students to write three couplets of their own.
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Students imagine that they've woken up and found a dinosaur in the backyard. They write a story to describe the dinosaur and tell what they would do.
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If you could cook any meal for your family, what would you cook? Describe the meal and tell how you would make it.  (writing topic)
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In this craft project, students write tree haiku about zoo animals. Then cut and color to make a "haiku zoo" chain display.
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Do you have any brothers or sisters? If you do, describe what they're like. If you don't, tell whether or not you would like to have a brother or sister.  (creative writing; family)
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The kids in this picture are having a snowball fight. Color the picture and write a story to describe the scene.
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Invent a new kind of sandwich. Describe what is on it and how you would make it. (critical thinking and writing)
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Which superpower would you most like to have-- invisibility, super strength, or the ability to fly? Describe what kinds of things you would do with your powers. (creative thinking)
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Students write a sentence about their New Year's resolution, then draw a picture. This worksheet has dotted, primary lines for writing.
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Choose a word to complete each rhyming couplet. Then write your own.
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Would you rather live in a castle, on a houseboat, or on a farm?  Why?  (writing ideas)
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Write a story titled, "My Journey on a Pirate Ship." You and your friends can star in the story.  (journal topics)
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This picture shows nervous young girl and her mother in a doorway. The girl is holding a rainbow lunch box.
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Do you think a monkey would make a good pet? Explain why or why not.  (persuasive writing topics)
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Imagine you were on a trip to the moon.  Describe the trip. Tell what you see and do. (Science writing journal topic)
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Write a story about a bat who couldn't fly.
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Describe several ways a person your age can earn money.  (Social Studies writing topics)
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Write a descriptive essay about what, in your opinion, is a big waste of money.
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This worksheet has a picture of a boy planting a tree. Color the picture and write a creative story to go along with the illustration.
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Big Money FREE 
Pretend you had $100, but you weren't allowed to keep it for yourself. You have to give it away to a charity or person. Who would you give the money to? What would you want the person to do with it? (creative writing; economics; character ed.)
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Bravery FREE 
Describe one time when you were brave. (creative writing journal)
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Write your own Haiku. This worksheet includes a definition of a haiku and an example.
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If you were a doctor, what kind of doctor would you be? (examples: childrens' doctor, veterinarian, eye doctor, dentist) Tell what your job would be like. (careers)
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If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be? Describe the pet and how you would take care of it.
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Complete the poem by adding descriptive adverbs to each action verb. Use words from the word bank, or think of your own.
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Think of a time when you've won something. Tell what you won and how you won it.  (personal narrative)
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If you could spend an afternoon with one member of your extended family, who would it be? Tell why you chose this person and tell what you do together.  (descriptive writing)
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A child dress as Abraham Lincoln is standing on a stage. Above him is a banner that reads, "School Play".
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Imagine you were a wonderful painter and your parents would let you paint anything you wanted on your bedroom walls. What would you paint? Use lots of details to describe your artwork.  (descriptive writing essay)
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Make up a creative story about a girl or boy who goes fishing and catches something very unusual.
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How old were you four years ago? Describe some things you can do now that you could not do then.  (critical thinking writing)
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With this worksheet, students learn about haikus and write one of their own about spring. They can then color in the flower.
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This Seuss-inspired picture has a cat, riding upside-down on a unicycle while carrying a birthday cake.
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