Spring into March with 33 writing prompts for students. It’s more than just St. Patrick’s Day! It’s Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month, too.
Those two things along with daily writing prompts based on national days will give your students plenty of topics for writing.
Updated February 24, 2023
It’s no secret that writing every day builds stronger, more capable writers. But sometimes it can be a mountain to climb if you’re trying to get students excited about writing. Especially those who have anxiety around the practice. Super fun Spring prompts like the ones in this month’s writing journal will help. But sometimes you need more.
To help with this, I blogged about the 7 Best Scaffolds for Writing Assignments You Can Use Every Day. These scaffolds can easily be incorporated into any writing workshop or lesson with virtually no extra prep on your part. Check them out and choose one or two or a few to use in your classroom. Let me know in the comments about other scaffolds you use.
You can also download the free e-booklet, Building Strong Writers with Simple Systems and start using even more easy-to-implement strategies for teaching writing in your classroom.
What’s Included in the March Daily Writing Prompts
Since it’s Women’s History Month, you’ll have plenty of women to study and write a biography research paper about.
I’ve also included Prince Kuhio’s birthday. He was the last prince of Hawaii. Learning about him your students will also learn about Hawaiian culture and history.
Geography Writing Prompts
You can start a mini-research project on these four states’ national days that are included in the writing journal.
- Minnesota Day
- Nevada Day
- Kansas Day
- Oregon Day
Writing About Math and Science Topics
Pi Day is March 14, and it’s a great day to explore all the ways math impacts our lives.
Then on California Strawberry Day, you can find out why strawberry seeds are on the outside of the fruit. They’re actually not a seed.
Next, Manatee Appreciation Day gives your students a chance to learn about these gentle mammals.
Of course, no March writing prompt bundle would be complete without a prompt about the Vernal Equinox. I also have a color by code comprehension packet about the Vernal Equinox.
Social Studies and Fun Writing Prompts
The next few prompts can start some wonderful conversations in your classroom.
- National Pencil Day
- National Girl Scout Day (It’s more than just cookies!)
- Johnny Appleseed Day
- National Puppy Day
- National K-9 Veterans Day
You can get a free sample of daily writing prompts right here.
If you prefer to have your students write on paper, you can print out the entire journal and have them keep it in their writing folders. Do your students use a smaller writing journal? In that case, you might want to print out the prompts two to a page.
If you’d rather serve it up in digital format, this product is in Google Slides (TM). You can even use it in Easel on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Build Classroom Community with Writing Topics
It’s a fact that students love to talk. Why not let them talk about the topics in the writing journals? Each day has an interesting prompt based on the National Days calendars. (It’s plural, because there are several different calendars you can find online.)
Some teachers like to use this as morning work, and have the students watch the videos or read the websites independently before writing.
Other teachers like to watch the videos and view the websites together. That’s what I did. I found that the discussions that followed were rich and insightful.
Once you’ve finished a class discussion, everyone should have plenty of writing fodder. This is especially helpful for the English learners in your classes. Hearing the discussion about the topics, helps them frame the writing they’ll do. Students can even collaborate on their writing.
There’s no wrong way to use these writing prompts. They’re intended to kindle a love for knowledge and the enjoyment of telling others about it through writing.
Using Lego Challenges for STEM and Writing
My kids loved Legos. I had an entire cabinet full of them by the time the youngest was grown. Legos are a fantastic tool to use in conjunction with STEM activities. Here’s a super fun way to incorporate STEM with Legos using task cards. Seriously, you MUST check this out!
Grab your month of Lego Challenges here from Happy Hive Homeschooling. Challenges range from as simple as “Build a Stage” to as complex as “Build a Famous Work of Art.”
You can have your students complete a challenge and then write about what they did. The writing can be a how-to, an explainer, or even fiction!
Have a happy March and a terrific Spring Break!