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Title: Daily Writing for Composition 2 January to May

Daily Writing for Composition 2 (January to May)
  • Mrs. Garretts Fifth Grade

Create a Table of Contents
  • Write the following on the top of your first
    sheet in your composition book
  • Table of Contents
  • Then number your lines from 1-97. (Write on the
    backs of the sheets.)
  • Number each side of the pages in the bottom right
    hand corner, but not the Table of Contents.

  • Copy the prompt.
  • Write your response to the prompt directly below
    the prompt.
  • Be sure to write the date at the top of the page.
  • After writing, read what you have written and
    make corrections as necessary.

January 4 Found Unusual Plant
  • The snowdrop is a flower that blooms in January.
    Pretend you are a famous botanist who has just
    discovered a very unusual plant that only blooms
    in January. Write about your discovery.

January 5New Peanut Product
  • George Washington Carver was born on January 5,
    1864. He discovered over 300 uses for the
    peanut! Think of a brand-new product that is
    made from peanuts and write an advertisement
    describing your new product.

January 6Wanted!
  • Januarys birthstone is a red gem known as a
    garnet. Imagine that a burglar has stolen the
    worlds largest garnet from a national museum.
    Write a Wanted poster to help catch this cunning

January 7Looking Back
  • Today marks the end of the first week of the new
    year. Look back on the past seven days and write
    a paragraph describing one thing that youd do
    differently, and another thing that youd do just
    the same.

January 10My Hobby
  • January is National Hobby Month. Write about
    your favorite hobby, giving details about the
    hobby and telling how you got involved in it.

January 11Thank You
  • Today is International Thank You Day. Write a
    thank you note to someone who has done something
    special for you or your family.

January 12Vacation Time
  • Pretend that you have a choice between a winter
    vacation in the mountains or a winter vacation at
    the beach. Make a list of pros (positives) and
    cons (negatives about each location. Then write
    a paragraph explaining where you chose to go and

January 13Write Right
  • Homophones are words that sound the same but are
    spelled differently and have different meanings,
    such as flour and flower. Think of several pairs
    of homophones and use them in a funny story where
    the characters using the homophone pairs get them
    all mixed up.

January 14Cold Weekend and No Power
  • Imagine that you wake up one weekend and its too
    cold and wet to play outside. The power is also
    out, so theres no chance of watching TV, using
    the computer, or playing video games! How will
    you spend your day at home?

January 18Tongue Twisters
  • Alliteration is the repetition of the same
    beginning sound in a series of words, such as,
    The sleek, silvery sled slid speedily over the
    shimmering snow. Pick a letter to use as a
    beginning sound and write a sentence filled with

January 19The Cats Meow
  • Answer Your Cats Question Day is observed in
    January. If your pet could talk, what do you
    think it would say to you? (personification)

January 20Warm and Cozy
  • Pets and other animals often need special care
    and attention during the winter months. Describe
    ways in which pet lovers can help animals keep
    warm and cozy during this chilly season.

January 21And Now for the Sports News
  • The Super Bowl is played toward the end of
    January. Pretend that you are a football player
    who has just scored the winning touchdown for
    your team. Write down several questions a TV
    reporter might ask you then answer them!

January 24Art I Creative
  • Many people enjoy creating types of art such as
    drawings, paintings, sculptures, and designs.
    Write a paragraph about the kind of art you enjoy
    creating and why?

January 25Hello?
  • Transcontinental telephone service was set up in
    the United States on this day in 1915. Write an
    imaginary phone conversation between yourself and
    any person from the past or present that you
    would like to talk to.

January 26A Dentists Tool
  • George F. Green patented the electric dental
    drill on this day in 1875. Write a make-believe
    letter to Mr. Green telling him what you think of
    his invention.

January 27Easy Living
  • Thomas Edison was given the first patent for the
    incandescent light bulb on this day in 1880.
    Write a paragraph that explains how a particular
    invention has made life easier.

January 28A New Home for Me
  • Pretend that you are the last animal waiting to
    be bought in a pet store. Which animal would you
    be? Who will buy you? Write a story about your
    experience at the pet store and the arrival to
    your new home.

January 31Dream House
  • Imagine that you could design a dream house for
    your family. In a paragraph, describe the house
    you would design and some of the unique features
    that you would include to make your dream house

February 1Another Land
  • Pretend that when you awoke this morning, you and
    your family found you had been transported to
    another country. Write a paragraph telling what
    country youre in and what youll do next.

February 2Presidents Guard
  • You are a secret Service agent, and your job is
    to guard the president. In a paragraph, briefly
    describe a typical day.

February 3Special Delivery
  • The mail carrier has just delivered a package
    addressed to your parents. You can hear music
    coming from inside the box. Describe whats
    inside when the package is opened.

February 4Zernonians Email
  • When you opened your email this morning, you had
    a message from someone who claimed to be from the
    planet Zernon. Write a response to the message.

February 7Hero Fairy Tale
  • A magazine publisher has asked you to write a
    childrens story about a princess or a prince who
    can turn into a superhero and save people in
    danger. Write an adventure for the princess or

February 8Drugs and Alcohol
  • Your teacher has asked you to visit a third-grade
    classroom to tell the students why drugs and
    alcohol are dangerous. What would you tell them?

February 9A Moment in Time
  • Your neighbors dog has just had puppies, and
    your parents said you could have one. Describe
    your first moments with the puppy.

February 101820
  • Imagine that today is February 10, 1820. You
    live in a log cabin. Describe what you will do

February 11Trash or Treasure
  • Have you ever heard the saying, One persons
    trash is another persons treasure? Have you
    ever found or been given an item that someone
    else was going to throw away? Describe it. Why
    did you like it?
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