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  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in March, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in April, with narrow lines for writing.

  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in May, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in June, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses making friends in a new school.
  • "Write an essay about how your life would change if money grew on trees." Lined paper with essay writing prompt.
  • [member-created with abctools] These lined pages create a booklet for student to record their daily literature circle entries.
  • IS a picture worth a thousand words?
  • This writing prompt uses a quote from John F. Kennedy as a starting point.
  • Excerpts from Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech are reviewed in writing prompts, with an emphasis on rhetoric. Adaptable to a range of grades.
  • "An interesting thing about my brother is _." Short single sentence prompts.
  • Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Switzerland. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about animal species found at the aquarium. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Writing and following directions are important skills to have when putting something together, repeating an experiment, or learning new techniques. This activity helps students describe an animal behavior. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about animal exhibit safety. Create a report that helps others understand what you have learned using a variety of resources. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students.This activity helps students compare, contrast animal species found at the public aquarium. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium". ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A venture report provides details about a business, entrepreneur or team. Help the reader learn something new about the business or industry as you describe the relationship between aquarium facilities and their supporters. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A venture report provides details about a business, entrepreneur or team. Help the reader learn something new about the business or industry as you describe the relationship between aquarium facilities and their suppliers. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about an animal species of their choice. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the PowerPoint presentation Animal Kingdom found in the Theme Unit: Living on Planet Earth.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A case study requires that you investigate and describe the experiences of one or a few in a way that helps your reader understand that there are many others in similar circumstances. Develop an understanding of how one creates a career or business from their interest in animals. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding artwork featuring fish subjects. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Fish of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding the use of amphibians to entertain or inspire us. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Birds of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding your feelings toward reptiles. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the reptiles of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against animal management activites in National Parks. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Mammals of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • A writing prompt form to use with the theme "Reading Adventures," and the abcteach bulletin board set "Reading Adventures."
  • Write an opinion paper on the importance of freedom of speech. Do you think this is an important right? Why? CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1

  • Eighteen writing prompts for younger students, with lines for writing. Includes teaching suggestions.
  • Use this form to write an acrostic poem about Japan.
  • Explains what a simile is, gives some examples, and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own similes about their state.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses whether it's right to get back at a bully.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in September, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Five logical errors are presented and explained, then reviewed with comprehension questions and writing prompts.
  • This 16 page vacation planner is a great project to help students understand the process of planning and organizing a vacation. Whether plans are for a low-budget camping trip in a nearby state park, or a fantastic voyage to a faraway country, students will have fun planning budgets, etc., with this unit.
  • Use this worksheet to develop critical thinking skills by having students categorize comic strips in terms of audience, purpose, and humor.
  • This writing prompt uses the text of Langston Hughes' poem "Dreams" as a starting point.
  • Use these "thinking prompts" to help start brainstorming for a "Summer Vacation" assignment.

  • Write a persuasive letter to your principal suggesting you create a flag corps of students to take down the flag at the end of the day.
  • Prompt for persuasive writing on a bus tour.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses petty theft.

Notes

  • PLEASE check other areas of the site for more MIDDLE SCHOOL materials. Many materials are multi-aged. Check out the theme units and teaching extras, book units, etc.