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Writing Prompts - Themes, Seasonal and Thinking Skills

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  • "My dad is... " Short Dad-themed writing prompts with the word "Dad" repeated in color in the surrounding border.
  • Use this form to keep a diary like Sam's.
  • "Did the events of that day change your thoughts about your life? In what ways, if any, did you change?"
  • Nine pages of lined paper with illustrations of fall leaves in the surrounding border and fall-related writing prompts such as, "Write about a fun experience you have had in the fall."
  • Five great writing prompts for pumpkin-themed fairy tales (from "Gourdilocks and the Three Hares" to "Jack and the Pumpkin Vine"). Creative fun!
  • "Josh and his friends grew the biggest pumpkin..." A writing prompt and two story planners to help write a great pumpkin story.
  • Write the directions for cooking a turkey.
  • Seven pages: 1) an overview planner; 2) WHO was on board; 3) WHAT did the Mayflower look like; 4) WHEN - make a timeline; 5) WHERE- map the Mayflower's route; 6) WHY- writing prompts about the Pilgrims; 7) HOW- planning the trip.
  • Moving to a new place is exciting...
  • Four of our upper elementary/middle school writing prompts/discussion topics in one place. Thought-provoking Thanksgiving writing prompts.
  • "When I think about peace, I think about..." with an illustration of a dove at the top of the page.
  • Write and illustrate an alternate version (or a faithful rendition) of the Three Pigs. Following directions, practicing word sounds, reading comprehension, basic graph skills, and more are included in this engaging multitask unit.
  • Three pages of three word groupings to help students create sentences.
  • Improve writing skills by focusing on the topic, audience, purpose, and form of writing. Students can describe their actual bedrooms, or their imaginary ideals.
  • Improve writing skills by focusing on the topic, audience, purpose, and form of writing. For this writing prompt, students will first use their creative skills to design gadgets using simple items in their homes.
  • [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 sister is _." Short single sentence prompts.
  • 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 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.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about reptiles of their choice. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the PowerPoint presentation Reptiles of the Animal Kingdom found in the Theme Unit: Living on Planet Earth.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about reptiles. Create a report that helps others understand what you have learned using a variety of resources. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Reptiles 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 aquatic invertebrates 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.
  • 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.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about the wingless insects and bugs 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 aquatic invertebrates. 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.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about wingless 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.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about flying insects and bugs. Create a report that helps others understand what you have learned using a variety of resources. 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.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about wingless insects and bugs. Create a report that helps others understand what you have learned using a variety of resources. 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 birds of flight (not usually found in aquatic environments)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.
  • 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.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about flightless birds. 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.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about aquatic birds. Create a report that helps others understand what you have learned using a variety of resources. 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.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about flightless birds. Create a report that helps others understand what you have learned using a variety of resources. 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.
  • 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.