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  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in January, 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 helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against an animal rights issue. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Write the directions for cooking a turkey.
  • Write what you would do to plan a birthday party for $75 or less. Expository writing exercise for intermediate and middle school students.
  • Prompt for persuasive writing on a bus tour.
  • "An interesting thing about my father is _." Short single sentence prompts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Write what happens at a dog show. Exercise in narrative writing for middle school students.
  • Explains what a simile is, gives some examples, and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own similes about their state.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in June, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Creating a powerful, single-paged sales or informational flyer is a fast and affordable way to get information out to the public. This assignment encourages a deeper understanding of the zoo business. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • 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.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in March, 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 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. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding their experience with a pet or farm animal. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on 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

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

  • Eighteen writing prompts for younger students, with lines for writing. Includes teaching suggestions.
  • 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.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in August, with narrow lines for writing.
  • Lined paper with writing prompt for fiction about school.
  • "Write an essay about how your life would change if money grew on trees." Lined paper with essay writing prompt.
  • Expository, persuasive and narrative writing. Ten prompts for middle school or advanced intermediate.
  • 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.
  • [member-created with abctools] These lined pages create a booklet for student to record their daily literature circle entries.
  • Five logical errors are presented and explained, then reviewed with comprehension questions and writing prompts.
  • 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.
  • Get students writing with these thought-provoking prompts.
  • 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.
  • A two page text on the natural landmark Niagara Falls, with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use these "thinking prompts" to help start brainstorming for a "Summer Vacation" assignment.

  • "Did the events of that day change your thoughts about your life? In what ways, if any, did you change?"
  • Use this two page list of journal topics as prompts for a daily journal. Students can mark off topics as they complete them.
  • "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.

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.