Today, I’m sharing July’s version of the writing calendar. I know that this has been a popular resource and I’ve been asked to make a July one, so here it is! It’s been wonderful hearing about how people are using this resource for children of all ages – it doesn’t have to be a written thing! It’s being used with children of all ages through drawing activities, oracy activities and writing activities! However you see fit to use it, use it – I’m just here to help!
I’ve tried to keep all of the prompts as varied and fun as possible – for younger children they might just draw a picture, or attempt to write some sentences. Older children might do a 10 minute, or 20 minute, depending on their age, bit of writing about whatever the prompt of the day is!
The same principal applies as last month – every day there’s a different thing to do, except this time it’s a little bit different!
This month, I’ve added an additional prompt – TEXT TYPE. This is just a trial thing… I’ve gone with quite “easy” text types to start off with. But as ever, every day, there’s a prompt for children’s writing:
- a CHARACTER prompt, the premise is they write SOMETHING about a character – it doesn’t matter what… but their short bit of writing that day is about the character
- a SETTING prompt, they write SOMETHING about the given setting – again, it doesn’t matter what, but their bit of writing that day is about the setting.
- a STORY PLOT prompt, they write a story using that plot as a stimulus – be that a few sentences, a story map/mountain, a paragraph or a page. Some kind of story about whatever the prompt it.
- a TEXT TYPE prompt (new this month), children write whatever it is in this form.
As always there’s a full colour, a colour version and a black and white version – links to download are under each of the pictures so you can see what they look like!
I hope this is useful! Feel free to download, share with parents, put on your websites! Sharing is caring and we all need to work together to support our families and kids however we can! Let me know if you do decide to download and share them – it would be lovely to hear from you! But please don’t just claim that this is yours.