Pencil Writing Templates: During the first few days of school, it is helpful for students to think about the goals that they want to work towards and achieve during the new school year.
This is an ideal Back To School creative writing activity that will not take much time, is easy to assemble, and will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board immediately during the first week of school.
These unique Back to School pencil templates measure 2.5 inches in width and 17.5 inches in height.
For creative writing assignments, I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process.
For this reason, my students never begin their creative writing assignments by writing on their final draft pencil templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, they edit and revise their work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.
Below is an example of the first draft worksheet that is included in this set of teaching resources.
The writing lines and spaces on the first draft worksheets match the lines and spaces on the final draft pencil templates.
After students have edited and revised their first drafts, you should give them their final draft pencil writing templates. This pencil project is easy to assemble and both templates are on the same worksheet.
Below is an example of the final draft pencil templates.
This Back To School teaching resources set includes color pencil templates for you to use as well. There are 5 different colors to choose from: blue, red, orange, pink, and purple.
Above: Color Pencil Writing Templates
Below: To help you quickly decorate your bulletin board, I have included large
pencil accent pieces in this Back to School teaching resources set.
Example 1: What Are Your Goals This Year?
Example 2: Large Grade 4 Pencil (Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are not shown.)
This set also includes 9 plain pencil bulletin board accent pieces:
blue, red, yellow, orange, green, pink, purple, brown, and light blue.
Above: 9 Plain Pencil Bulletin Board Accent Pieces
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