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Writing Prompts - Themes, Seasonal and Thinking Skills

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  • 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.
  • "I have many goals for this summer..." with an illustration of the sun at the top of the page.
  • "Louis has a lot of different emotions throughout the book..."
  • Moving to a new place is exciting...
  • Write an acrostic poem about camels. With a picture to color.
  • Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.
  • "When I think about peace, I think about..." with an illustration of a dove at the top of the page.
  • Use this form to write an acrostic poem about Japan.
  • A new year has arrived and you can look forward to reaching new goals. You can also learn from the past and from those who are older than you. Interview someone older than you. Use this form for writing your questions and answers.
  • Writing prompts requiring creative thinking go together to make a booklet about an alien - what it would eat, drink, etc., in order to live on a particular planet.
  • Use this two page list of journal topics as prompts for a daily journal. Students can mark off topics as they complete them.
  • [Member-created using abctools] School-shaped page with the story starter "On the first day of school...".
  • 16 card strips for students to cut out, complete, and connect on a ring for a flip book of happy memories, from what they learned to what they loved.
  • Three pages of three word groupings to help students create sentences.
  • "Like other kids, except..." Eight pages of fun story starters for elementary students.
  • "Jeremy found that when your father is President of the United States, strange things happen,like the time when..." Eight pages of story starters about the wild adventures of various children, including cute illustrations and wide lines for writing.
  • [member-created using abctools] "Hold on to your reindeer, Santa, here it goes - " Write a list of good things you have accomplished this year with this form.
  • One of six writing prompts from our member site on Pluto's status as a dwarf planet.
  • "An interesting thing about my father is _." Short single sentence prompts.
  • "An interesting thing about my sister is _." Short single sentence prompts.
  • Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Algeria. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Bangladesh. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Barbados. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • 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".
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about flying insects of their choice. 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • A three page set of forms for planning and writing a research report on atoms and molecules.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students write a case study of a notable plant within their geographical region or local community. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Students create a single-paged informational flyer describing proper care of a specific plant. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Students create a single-paged sales and informational flyer for the sales, use and/or preservation of a plant product. This assignment encourages a deeper understanding of the value of plants to an economy or culture. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students use their own ideas to define the abstract term defense in relation to plant survival strategies. One of many focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations 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 their favorite nature environment such as the woods, park or beach. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations 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 their favorite thing derived from plants. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations 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 the irradiation of food to protect people against food-borne illnesses. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Talk and Turn is an activity that encourages speaking and sharing ideas and listening to others. Common Core: Speaking and Listening SL.3.1, SL.4.1, W.4.1, W.3.1

  • This is a fun and productive end-of-the-year project. Students will reflect upon everything they have learned throughout the year by creating an ABC Reflections Book. For each letter of the alphabet, they will identify up to 3 ideas, words, concepts, etc. they learned, starting with that letter.