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Writing Prompts - Themes, Seasonal and Thinking Skills

Our writing prompts invite students to write poems, stories and facts. These open-ended questions allow students to think and express themselves.  Print a variety of writiing prompts for a learning center where students can choose their own topics.  Themes, seasonal and opinion prompts will encourage writing at home or in the classroom.

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  • Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to India. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • "When I think about peace, I think about..." with an illustration of a dove at the top of the page.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use this form to keep a diary like Sam's.
  • "One time I was sad because..."
  • 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.
  • Illustrated page for writing about a favorite toy.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about aquatic invertebrates. 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.
  • 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 writing activity students research and explain how banana fibers are used to create a variety of products. One of many focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Six creative prompts for writing "just so" stories. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3

  • [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.
  • "An interesting thing about my brother is _." Short single sentence prompts.
  • 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 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.
  • Students create a single-paged sales and informational flyer describing the qualities of a clothing product made from plant fibers. One of a series of 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 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.
  • This 6 page shapebook asks students about their favorite activities. Cut and color to create a booklet.

  • Write an acrostic poem about camels. With a picture to color.
  • Use this form to write an acrostic poem about Japan.
  • 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 a flying 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.
  • Like other kids, except... Eight cute story starters with b/w illustrations.
  • Illustrated page for writing about how to build a snowman.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity students will satisfy curiosity about fabrics made from plant fibers and create a report using a variety of resources. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Four pages of writing prompts and other activities related to writing and poetry, with a cowboy/rodeo theme.
  • "Louis has a lot of different emotions throughout the book..."
  • Would you be willing to leave your home...?
  • "An interesting thing about my sister is _." Short single sentence prompts.