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Summer Writing

Summer Writing

Created by Resource Ranch
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Grade level


Resource Type

Printables, Activities, Centers


Creative Writing, Short Stories, Writing

Perfect for finishing out the year in anticipation of summer, for writing practice during summer school, or for fun back-to-school writing!

There are 60 cards included in this writing center: Setting (24), Character (20), and Problem (16). ALL cards are provided in color and line art. Students draw one from each set to use in writing a creative story. This writing center is best suited for grades 1st for 3rd.

Cards can be placed in a center, chosen and taken to student desk, or displayed in a pocket chart. You can let students choose their own cards or draw them for a greater challenge.

Five different bordered writing paper options have also been provided to accommodate the needs of your class. Two full-lined pages, two partially lined page with room for drawing a picture at the top; and one partially lined page that has a space at the top for writing or drawing each of the three story elements that were chosen for the story. (This last option is helpful if they are choosing cards from just looking at them in a pocket chart.)

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Thank you for visiting Resource Ranch! If your students enjoy writing with this resource, please leave a comment to let other teachers know. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

3 reviews
    nicolette F.
    22 Jul 2023
    Perfect for independent practice at centers. The possibilities are endless so this is great for those that work at all paces!
    22 Jul 2023
    This was the perfect resource to add to our fairy tale unit. We had copies of the pictures printed in different colors according to their category, and kids used them to help write a fairy tale. Then I put it in a center with all the cards available for reference. The paper was perfect that went with it. I can't wait to use the other sets.
    Kimberly L.
    22 Jul 2023
    Thank you :)