Overview: The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston and Maggie Kneen is a lovely story that gives readers a vivid look into the heart of a scarecrow. The following writing prompts encourage students to make text-to-self connections. Use as a follow-up to your guided reading or as a literacy center.

Recommended Grade Level(s): First, Second, Third

Objective(s): Students will be able to...

  1. Answer text-to-self questions from the story The Lonely Scarecrow.


Lonely Scarecrow Writing Prompt (Lonely)

Lonely Scarecrow Writing Prompt (Scared)

Possible Modifications/Adaptations:

  • For students who have difficulty generating ideas, provide a web as a prewriting activity.
  • Ideas can also be generated by rereading the story "The Lonely Scarecrow".
  • For students who have difficulty with physically writing, allow them to dictate their story to someone who will write for them or allow them to be recorded.