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...
- Answer text-to-self questions from the story The Lonely Scarecrow.
Lonely Scarecrow Writing Prompt (Lonely)
Lonely Scarecrow Writing Prompt (Scared)
- 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.