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Writing Prompts - Themes, Seasonal and Thinking Skills

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  • Research forms to use with a study of Nelson Mandela.

  • Six page journal with writing prompts about summer activities.

  • Five narrative prompts and five expository prompts, all with a Christmas theme.
  • Includes: Danny the Dragonfly, Duck Travels, Marty the Butterfly, Friends at the Pond (Descriptive Writing), Life on a Lily Pad and Swan Story. Six pages of lined paper with pond-story writing prompts and cute illustrations at the top.
  • Trace and cut out the computer-shaped pages for a shapebook. Includes writing prompts that highlight the school year, and room to draw pictures. Multi-age.
  • Print out pages, and bind this journal for summer writing. Wide lines.
  • Print these journal pages and bind them. This makes a cute journal to take to camp. Quick and easy.
  • Unlined paper with illustrations of school-related objects in the surrounding border (apples, pencils, crayons) and the writing prompt "School is..." at the top.
  • "My dad is... " Short Dad-themed writing prompts with the word "Dad" repeated in color in the surrounding border.
  • There were turkey feathers in the barn, but...
  • Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.
  • Write a short story to go with each of the four pictures of birds in the spring.
  • 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.
  • Use this two page list of journal topics as prompts for a daily journal. Students can mark off topics as they complete them.
  • Choose characters, settings, and conflicts from the pictures, and then build a story around them. A fun creative writing exercise.
  • 12 half pages for students to fill in simple prompts and draw or attach pictures as illustrations for their favorite memories, etc.
  • Fifteen simple writing prompts to get your early writers off to a creative start. Includes wide-lined paper and space to draw illustrations.
  • "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 with abctools] Fill in the flower-themed border paper (with "Mom" in the upper-left corner) with "top ten reasons why I love my mom."
  • "An interesting thing about my mother is _." Short single sentence prompts.
  • 21 simple prompts for holidays and other special occasions in January, with wide divided lines to write and space to draw.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about an animal species and climate. 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.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about amphibian order of their choice. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the PowerPoint presentation Amphibians of the Animal Kingdom found in the Theme Unit: Living on Planet Earth.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about amphibians. 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.
  • A three page set of forms for planning and writing a research report on atoms and molecules.
  • Students write the definition of an atom and molecule then complete an acrostic form.
  • Write an opinion paper on the importance of freedom of speech. Do you think this is an important right? Why?
  • 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 paper products are made from any number of plants and recycled plant products. 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 the genetic manipulation of plants in the laboratory. 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

  • For a fun end-of-the-year project, have students create a brochure to 'sell' their grade to next year's students. They will reflect on what they have learned, their challenges, and why new students will love it. 

  • General activities to use with any holiday.
  • "Winter..." ten pages of delightful winter-related writing prompts and writing exercises.
  • Two pages of lined paper with illustrations of recycling and the earth in the left-hand border, and at the top, respectively. Use for reports,poem, or stories. Great for final drafts.