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  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast two amphibian species. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Amphibians of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. Common Core- ELA - Reading for Informational Text -Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • 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 explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against keeping exotic reptiles as pets. 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 asks students to consider an ecological issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Amphibians of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about birds of flight (not usually found in aquatic environments)of their choice. 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.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about a non-flying land mammal of their choice. 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.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about a marine mammal of their choice. 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.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about non-flying land mammals. 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.
  • Expository writing prompt about raising money to help a classmate whose house has burned down.
  • Writing prompt for imaginative story about moving to a new town.
  • 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.
  • 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 asks students to consider a conservation issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Reptiles of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • "Did the events of that day change your thoughts about your life? In what ways, if any, did you change?"
  • Use this form to write an acrostic poem about Japan.
  • Expository, persuasive and narrative writing. Ten prompts for middle school or advanced intermediate.
  • Write what happens at a dog show. Exercise in narrative writing for middle school students.
  • "Write an essay about how your life would change if money grew on trees." Lined paper with essay writing prompt.
  • 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.
  • 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 animal life cycles. 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 asks students to consider the habitat loss issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Mammals of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • A two page text on the natural landmark Niagara Falls, with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Eighteen writing prompts for younger students, with lines for writing. Includes teaching suggestions.
  • Lined paper with writing prompt for fiction about school.
  • 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 the conflict between doing what is expected, and doing what is creative.
  • Note taking and paragraph writing are essential study skills. Learn how to take notes on the important content found in nonfiction texts. Learn how to compose strong original paragraphs from the notes taken.
  • Write an opinion paper on the importance of freedom of speech. Do you think this is an important right? Why?
  • Use this form to plan a story that takes place in the country you are studying.
  • Fill out your own directions for making ice cream.
  • Use this two page list of journal topics as prompts for a daily journal. Students can mark off topics as they complete them.
  • 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 the stages of growth of an animal species. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • "There were many heroes during the September 11th tragedy. Write about a hero or a heroic event that made an impression on you."
  • "When I think about peace, I think about..." with an illustration of a dove at the top of the page.
  • Lined paper with the prompt, "My Wish for Peace"
  • Five logical errors are presented and explained, then reviewed with comprehension questions and writing prompts.
  • One of six writing prompts from our member site on Pluto's status as a dwarf planet.
  • Take some time in the next week and write down every peaceful act and every act of kindness you see in the form below.
  • Write the directions for cooking a turkey.
  • Use this worksheet to develop critical thinking skills by having students categorize comic strips in terms of audience, purpose, and humor.
  • [member-created with abctools] These lined pages create a booklet for student to record their daily literature circle entries.

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.