I plan to staple this sheet into my student's writing journals and have them complete a prompt a week, possibly two, for morning work or for our writing block. I used prompts related to February events; President's day, Random Acts of Kindness week, dental month, ground hogs day, etc.
My son came home from school today with a paper he did poorly on, this is unusual for him, so I created a similar sheet to review with him. He is in Kindergarten and his teacher reads aloud the directions once and he is to follow them. He did not understand "color the shape outside of the circle", he thought he was to color the outside of the shape named. Lately he has had difficulty listening to directions at home too :)