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  • 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 '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 '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 '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 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 (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: 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: 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: 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 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 '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 '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: 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 '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 '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: 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: 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: 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: 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 '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 '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 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 'Writing Prompt: Halloween (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Halloween (elementary)'. Two Halloween-themed writing prompts, about trick-or-treating and jack-o'-lanterns.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Rain Forest (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Rain Forest (elementary)'. Seven pages of writing prompts and other activities related to writing and poetry, with a rain forest theme.
  • Use this 'Writing Paper: Groundhog Day' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Paper: Groundhog Day'. "Describe what the weather is like where you live." Lined paper with writing prompt and cute illustration of a groundhog.
  • Use this 'Shapebook: Cornucopia (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: Cornucopia (elementary)'. Unlined cornucopia-shaped page with the writing prompt "I am thankful because...". Cut out for a shapebook or hang on the wall.
  • Use this 'Story Starter: First Day of School (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Starter: First Day of School (primary/elem)'. School-shaped page with the story starter "On the first day of school...".
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: 18 Creative Prompts (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: 18 Creative Prompts (elem)'. Eighteen writing prompts for younger students, with lines for writing. Includes teaching suggestions.