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  • Kid-friendly instructions help students creatively create the elements of an exciting story.
  • Fifteen simple writing prompts to get your early writers off to a creative start. Includes wide-lined paper and space to draw illustrations.
  • [member-created with abctools] Scroll-shaped shapebook with picture dictionary skill-related writing prompts such as "translate the words from the dictionary into your language" or "choose ten words and write one sentence for each word."
  • [member-created with abctools] Star shape with simple writing prompt ("I can..."). Trace and cut out, and use to make a shapebook or to decorate the classroom or a bulletin board.
  • Imagine you are a professional chef. Write what you would like to have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Include the ingredients and draw a picture of each dish.

  • Barn-shaped paper with writing prompts about life on the farm, such as "Farmers work hard. They ..."
  • Printable calendar with a writing prompt for each month. Activities this month are...

  • Writing packet with lots of pictures to help prompt students into writing a story, writing prompts and other ideas.
  • 12 half pages for students to fill in simple prompts and draw or attach pictures as illustrations for their favorite memories, etc.
  • [member-created document] Trace and cut out. This fish-shaped shapebook has simple prompts for early readers to answer about their fish.
  • "Like other kids, except..." Eight pages of fun story starters for elementary students.
  • Wide-lined paper with illustrations of school-related objects like pencils and apples in the surrounding border, and the prompt "School is..." at the top.
  • 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.
  • [member-created using abctools]Four pages of prompts to write imaginatively about life as a kite. Colorful kite illustrations in the borders.
  • A picture of a football and goal-related writing prompts inside, for example, "My goal in science is ___" or "My personal goal to improve ___"
  • Use this story planner to help you write an animal story.
  • Cut out the shapes. There are three pages. The first page is a suggested cover page. Make copies of as many lined and/or unlined pages as you like in order to make a book. Use the lined pages for writing and the unlined pages for drawing/pasting pictures. Staple all the pages together for a great shapebook in the shape of its subject.
  • Nine-page crayon box-shaped shapebook, with the text "I like (color)" on each page and blank space to write or draw a picture.
  • "All About Me" This free twelve-page unit helps students express their interests and goals.