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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 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

  • 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. 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 pests considered destructive. 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 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.
  • "Did the events of that day change your thoughts about your life? In what ways, if any, did you change?"
  • Write the directions for cooking a turkey.
  • Writing prompt for imaginative story about moving to a new town.
  • Write what happens at a dog show. Exercise in narrative writing for middle school students.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in September, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in February, with narrow lines for writing.
  • 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.  This activity helps students compare and contrast similar invertebrates found in the same biome. Check out Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Write a poem in the heart-shaped balloon.
  • 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 a life experience. 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.
  • Eighteen writing prompts for younger students, with lines for writing. Includes teaching suggestions.
  • Lined paper with the prompt, "My Wish for Peace"
  • Lined paper with writing prompt for fiction about school.
  • [member-created with abctools] These lined pages create a booklet for student to record their daily literature circle entries.
  • 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.
  • "There were many heroes during the September 11th tragedy. Write about a hero or a heroic event that made an impression on you."
  • Expository, persuasive and narrative writing. Ten prompts for middle school or advanced intermediate.
  • 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.
  • Get students writing with these thought-provoking prompts.
  • This 17 page packet contains a portfolio cover, goal setting sheets, portfolio contents dividers and reflection sheets. Perfect for upper elementary portfolio management.

  • 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.
  • "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.
  • Explains what a simile is, gives some examples, and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own similes about their state.
  • 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 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 honesty when someone makes a mistake in your favor.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in January, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in April, 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.
  • This writing prompt uses the text of Langston Hughes' poem "Dreams" as a starting point.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 suspecting a friend of wrongdoing.
  • "Write an essay about how your life would change if money grew on trees." Lined paper with essay writing prompt.
  • This 10 page packet contains templates for primary students' goal setting. It includes individual behavior and subjects, classroom goals and a weekly action plan.

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.