Sunflower Writing Templates: Do you want your students' writing to bloom with creative ideas? This unique creative writing set is in the shape of two sunflowers inside a flower pot.
These sunflower graphic organizers measure 12 inches in width and 15 inches in height after they have been assembled together.
This set of teaching resources include three templates that assemble into the shape of two sunflowers inside a plant pot.
Below is an example of what the finished sunflower projects
look like after the templates have been assembled together.
These sunflower templates would be ideal to use for a creative writing assignment that contains a beginning, middle, and end because there are 3 separate writing areas on the templates.
These flower templates can be used to write poetry or for a science unit on plants or flowers. Sunflowers fit with both autumn (fall harvest) and spring themes (when flowers are blooming).
I'm sure you will be blooming with creative ideas of how you could use these flower templates with your own students!
I believe that the writing process is important and that teachers should use process writing whenever possible. For this reason, my students never begin writing their assignments on their final draft flower 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.
This set of teaching resources includes two first draft writing worksheets. The line spaces on the first draft worksheets matches the line spaces on the final draft sunflower templates.
This flower project includes 2 black and white final draft sunflowers and 1 pot template. These three templates each contain an area for students to write in.
There are cutting and assembly directions provided on these sunflower final draft templates, but they are not shown on the example below because the font size is too small to read in these photograph examples, so I removed them.
After students cut out the three templates (2 sunflowers and one pot), they glue one sunflower on a stem. When they glue the second sunflower on the second stem, it overlaps the first flower's petals (but not the writing space) and is slightly higher.
Below is an example of the final draft sunflower templates.
(Only one sunflower is shown because the sunflowers are exactly the same size and shape.)
As your students are cutting and assembling their sunflower templates together, it is helpful to have a finished model of this project for your students to see. This will give them a visual idea of how to overlap the two sunflowers (without covering the writing space), and making one of the sunflowers slightly higher than the other.
To save you time in having to color your example that you show your students, I have provided color sunflower templates in this set of teaching resources.
Finally, I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend hours of time cutting out large display letters or making a banner on their own at home on their computer.
This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum and grading papers, so I have designed a matching 5 page banner for your bulletin board display.
If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can use it again next year.
(5 printable worksheets that are glued together to form a bulletin board display banner.)
This creative writing set includes 12 pages of sunflower bulletin board accent pieces to use to help you in designing your bulletin board display.
There are 4 different sunflowers that say "Our Sunflowers Are Blooming!" and 4 stems with leaves to use with these 4 sunflowers. There are also 4 smaller sunflowers to use as accent pieces.
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