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  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about a flightless bird 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.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about birds living in aquatic environments. 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.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about birds of flight(not usually found in aquatic environments). 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.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about flightless birds. 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 flying 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 flying 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.
  • 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.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about marine 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.
  • A two page text on the natural landmark Niagara Falls, with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Expository, persuasive and narrative writing. Ten prompts for middle school or advanced intermediate.
  • Prompt for persuasive writing on a bus tour.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in August, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Use this two page list of journal topics as prompts for a daily journal. Students can mark off topics as they complete them.
  • Five logical errors are presented and explained, then reviewed with comprehension questions and writing prompts.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in March, with narrow lines for writing.
  • [member-created with abctools] These lined pages create a booklet for student to record their daily literature circle entries.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast animal subspecies. Based on 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. Creating a 30 second advertisement script is a fun marketing assignment. It also develops an understanding of charity fund raising. 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.
  • 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 how fish protect themselves from predators. 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.
  • 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 mating and chick rearing rituals of birds. 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.
  • 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 feeling intimidated. 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.
  • 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.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about flying insects and bugs. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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 helping others.
  • 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.
  • 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. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding animal exhibit safety at the public 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 how they would plan for a new pet. 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.
  • 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 honesty when someone makes a mistake in your favor.
  • 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.
  • "Imagine you are in line at Ellis Island. What are some of the things you are thinking about?"... These seven writing prompts (available both with lined and illustrated paper or all on one page for students to answer in their own journals) are a fantastic enhancement to our Ellis Island materials.
  • 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.

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.