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  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Writing Exercises (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Writing Exercises (upper elementary)'. Eight pages of writing prompts and exercises including "how to write a hook," and "time-sequence transition words".
  • Use this 'Writing Paper: Summer Journal (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Paper: Summer Journal (elementary)'. Print out pages, and bind this journal for summer writing. Wide lines.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Picture Dictionary Skills (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Picture Dictionary Skills (elem/upper elem)'. 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."
  • Use this 'Story Starter: Like most other kids, except... (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Starter: Like most other kids, except... (elementary)'. 15 illustrated story starters about kids.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Fall (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Fall (elem/upper elem)'. 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."
  • Use this 'Writing: Basic Research for Animals and Climate (upper/middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Basic Research for Animals and Climate (upper/middle/high)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: World Landmark - Niagara Falls (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: World Landmark - Niagara Falls (upper elem/middle)'. A two page text on the natural landmark Niagara Falls, with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Camping (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Camping (elementary)'. Fun writing prompt and journal page for camp.
  • Use this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Brochure (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Brochure (elem)'. 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. 
  • Use this 'Story Planner: Country' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Planner: Country'. Use this form to plan a story that takes place in the country you are studying.
  • Use this 'Writing Paper: Halloween - Frankenstein' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Paper: Halloween - Frankenstein'. Upper elementary lines; with a Frankenstein's monster illustration to prompt a creative story.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Friends (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Friends (elem/upper elem)'. "Write about a friend of yours." Lined paper with an illustration of friends and a prompt to write about a friend.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Pluto (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Pluto (upper elem)'. One of six writing prompts from our member site on Pluto's status as a dwarf planet.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving (elementary)'. "On Thanksgiving Day, it is traditional in my family to..." Narrow-lined paper with this prompt and an illustration of a turkey at the top.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Ladybug Similes (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Ladybug Similes (elem/upper elem)'. Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving (upper elementary)'. "Why do you think people are so generous and caring at Thanksgiving?" Five pages of thoughtful, Thanksgiving-related writing prompts on narrow-lined paper.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving (elem) 1' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving (elem) 1'. The Pilgrims had a feast on the first Thanksgiving...
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: How to Build a Snowman (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: How to Build a Snowman (upper elementary)'. Lined paper with illustrations of snowmen at the top and the prompt, "How to build a snowman..."
  • Use this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Reflections (grades 3-5)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Reflections (grades 3-5)'. This is a fun and productive 8 page end-of-the-year project. Students will write and reflect about their school year memories. Picture and autograph pages are included.
  • Use this 'Shapebook: Bucket and Shovel (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: Bucket and Shovel (elementary)'. Trace and cut out. This elementary lined, bucket-shaped shapebook has prompts for students to answer about their favorite beach activities.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Imagine you are a kite... (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Imagine you are a kite... (upper elementary)'. Four pages of prompts to write imaginatively about life as a kite. Colorful kite illustrations in the borders.
  • Use this 'Shapebook: Butterfly (Elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: Butterfly (Elementary)'. Trace and cut out. This butterfly-shaped shapebook has prompts for students to answer about butterflies.
  • Use this 'Shapebook: Rocket (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: Rocket (elementary)'. Trace and cut out. This rocket-shaped shapebook has a prompt for students to answer about "If I Lived on the Moon."
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Design a Gadget (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Design a Gadget (middle school)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving - Turkeys (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving - Turkeys (upper elementary)'. "The turkeys were nervous the week before Thanksgiving..." Lined paper with an illustration of turkeys at the top and a writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: State Similes' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: State Similes'. Explains what a simile is, gives some examples, and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own similes about their state.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Dad' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Dad'. "My dad is... " Short Dad-themed writing prompts with the word "Dad" repeated in color in the surrounding border.
  • Use this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Reflections (k-2)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Reflections (k-2)'. This is a fun and productive 7 page end-of-the-year project. Students will reflect, draw, and write about their school year memories. Includes autograph and picture pages.
  • Use this 'Story Starter: A Snowy Day' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Starter: A Snowy Day'. "I love snow, but this was almost too much! Twenty-five inches of snow in one night. Fortunately, I knew exactly what to do!" Lined paper to write a story with this story starter.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Halloween 1' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Halloween 1'. One dark and rainy Halloween... (lined paper)
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving - Turkeys 1' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving - Turkeys 1'. Once upon a time, there was a turkey who never...
  • Use this 'Story Planner: Mummy' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Planner: Mummy'. Lined paper with a mummy illustration, and two story planners to help write a fantastic mummy story.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: I Wish... (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: I Wish... (elem)'. Wide-lined paper with a star at the top and the words I WISH.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Describe Your Bedroom (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Describe Your Bedroom (middle school)'. Improve writing skills by focusing on the topic, audience, purpose, and form of writing. Students can describe their actual bedrooms, or their imaginary ideals.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: September 11th' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: September 11th'. "Did the events of that day change your thoughts about your life? In what ways, if any, did you change?"
  • Use this 'Border Paper: Frogs (with lines)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Border Paper: Frogs (with lines)'. Cute frog border paper with lines for writing.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Christmas (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Christmas (upper elem/ middle)'. Five narrative prompts and five expository prompts, all with a Christmas theme.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Winter (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Winter (elementary)'. "Winter..." ten pages of delightful winter-related writing prompts and writing exercises.
  • Use this 'Story Starters: Like Most Other Kids Except (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Starters: Like Most Other Kids Except (elementary)'. "Like other kids, except..." Eight pages of fun story starters for elementary students.
  • Use this 'Booklet: My Alien (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Booklet: My Alien (elem/upper elem)'. 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.