I am so thankful to anyone and everyone who serve this country. From Police to Firefighter to TEACHER and soldier. Today we honor the soldier (and their families) who make daily sacrifices to keep us safe. To help teach your students about our veterans, I created these Veterans Day Writing Prompts, great for kindergarten, first or second grade! I have modified the prompts so that they can be used for several different levels.
Before we begin, I wanted to recommend a few good books to help you teach about Veteran’s Day.
These are good books that help teach children what Veteran’s do. It helps give them a greater appreciation for them -instead of a sort of intangible/hard to understand concept (and big vocabulary word: Veteran!). The Book The Wall is a sad story and very sobering -but, nonetheless important. (It makes a great book for Memorial Day), but can be used for Veteran’s Day too!
Veterans Day Writing Prompts
This packet contains 15+ different Veteran’s Day Writing Prompts great to be used in kindergarten, first or second grade. As you know, kindergarten students do not really write much during the first weeks of school. Each writing prompts has 4 different pages you can use – one that has a picture with something to write, one they can write a full page prompt, one that you can cut the page in half and write a half page prompt and then one that the student can just draw. The drawing prompt allows the student to think about what they would write and put their thoughts into pictures. A picture is worth a thousand words! Pre-writing, writing prompts! Here are a few pictures of a few of the Veteran’s Day Writing Prompts. The entire packet is 60+ pages long.
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.