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  • A variety of landscape forms for different levels. Print the one you want to use, or print them all for part of your writing center. Writing prompts for students to write their "story". Great for All About Me themes!

  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Presents (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Presents (middle school)'. Lined paper with writing prompt for expository writing about presents.
  • Use this 'How to Write a Four Star Extended Response' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'How to Write a Four Star Extended Response'. Directions for writing an extended response on starred border paper.
  • Use this 'Writing: Basic Research for Zoo Animal Exhibit Species (upper/middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Basic Research for Zoo Animal Exhibit Species (upper/middle/high)'. 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 zoo. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Zoo".
  • A variety of forms for different levels. Print the one you want to use, or print them all for part of your writing center. Writing prompts for students to write their "story". Great for All About Me themes!

  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: The Nicest Yard (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: The Nicest Yard (middle school)'. "Tell in detail what you would have to do to have the nicest yard in the neighborhood." Advanced intermediate/middle school level.
  • Use this 'Writing: Business Venture Report on Aquarium Facility Suppliers' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Business Venture Report on Aquarium Facility Suppliers'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A venture report provides details about a business, entrepreneur or team. Help the reader learn something new about the business or industry as you describe the relationship between aquarium facilities and their suppliers. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Use this 'Writing: Create an Advertisement Script for a Public Aquarium (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Create an Advertisement Script for a Public Aquarium (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Creating a 30 second advertisement script is a fun marketing assignment. It also develops an understanding of the relationships between aquarium facilities and their suppliers. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Volunteers (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Volunteers (middle school)'. Explain why it is important to be a volunteer. Expository writing exercise for middle school students.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Party (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Party (middle school)'. Write what you would do to plan a birthday party for $75 or less. Expository writing exercise for intermediate and middle school students.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Fundraising (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Fundraising (middle school)'. Expository writing prompt about raising money to help a classmate whose house has burned down.
  • Use this 'Writing: Basic Inquiry for Flightless Birds (upper/middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Basic Inquiry for Flightless Birds (upper/middle/high)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Writing: Business Venture Report on Zoo Facilities' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Business Venture Report on Zoo Facilities'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A venture report provides details about a business, entrepreneur or team. Help the reader learn something new about the business or industry as you describe the relationship between zoo facilities and the community. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - Dog Show (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - Dog Show (middle school)'. Write what happens at a dog show. Exercise in narrative writing for middle school students.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: School (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: School (middle school)'. Lined paper with writing prompt for fiction about school.
  • Use this 'Worksheet: Formatting a Business Letter (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Worksheet: Formatting a Business Letter (upper elem/middle)'. "This business letter is all mixed up! Cut out the pieces and paste them together correctly OR copy out the text in the correct order and format."
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - New School (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - New School (middle school)'. Writing prompt for imaginative story about moving to a new town.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Persuasive Writing - Flag (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Persuasive Writing - Flag (middle school)'. Write a persuasive letter to your principal suggesting you create a flag corps of students to take down the flag at the end of the day.
  • 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 'Writing: Basic Inquiry and Research for Zoo Animal Exhibit Safety (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Basic Inquiry and Research for Zoo Animal Exhibit Safety (middle/high)'. In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about animal exhibit safety. 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 available in the Zoo Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Zoo".
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Ten Pages (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Ten Pages (middle school)'. Expository, persuasive and narrative writing. Ten prompts for middle school or advanced intermediate.
  • Use this 'Writing: Create an Advertisement Script for a Zoo Facility (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Create an Advertisement Script for a Zoo Facility (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Creating a 30 second advertisement script is a fun marketing assignment. It also develops an understanding of the relationships between zoo facilities and their suppliers. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Fiction Writing; Building a Short Story (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Fiction Writing; Building a Short Story (upper elem/middle)'. A two page explanation of the elements of fiction and story structure with short answer questions and short story starting prompt. Use with abcteach Fiction Blueprint to help student's organize ideas for a story.
  • Use this 'Survey: Favorite Books (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Survey: Favorite Books (elem)'. This is a great survey to use during reading month or anytime you wish students to reflect on their reading habits. 
  • Use this 'Rules: Unlocking a Math Extended Response (multi-age)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Rules: Unlocking a Math Extended Response (multi-age)'. Rules and directions for writing an extended response, problem solving, and test-taking skills.
  • Use this '"How to" Posters: Business Letter' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this '"How to" Posters: Business Letter'. This set of three posters can also be adapted for a mini-office. Step by step directions explain the format and style of a business letter.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Similes (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Similes (elem/upper elem)'. Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.
  • Use this 'Learning Center: Abbreviations 1' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Learning Center: Abbreviations 1'. Professional titles. Center poster and 4 activities
  • Use this 'Learning Center: Abbreviations 2' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Learning Center: Abbreviations 2'. Days of the week. Poster and four activities.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Persuasive Writing - Bus Tour (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Persuasive Writing - Bus Tour (middle school)'. Prompt for persuasive writing on a bus tour.
  • Use this 'How to Argue... Using Fallacies (part 1) -upper elementary/middle' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'How to Argue... Using Fallacies (part 1) -upper elementary/middle'. This thorough unit is packed with information about some of the most common fallacies: how to spot them, and how to avoid them. Subsequent lessons are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)'. 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 existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Use this 'Rubric: Research Writing (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Rubric: Research Writing (upper elem/middle)'. A rubric to help evaluate the elements of a research paper.
  • Use this 'Form: Prewriting - Outline Format' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Form: Prewriting - Outline Format'. Use this outline format to help organize thoughts and facts for a research paper or expository writing.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Hyperbole' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Hyperbole'. Defines hyperbole with examples, and then gives space for students to write and illustrate their own.
  • Use this 'Poster: Personification (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Poster: Personification (upper elem)'.
  • Use this '"How to" Posters: Friendly Letter (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this '"How to" Posters: Friendly Letter (primary)'. This set of two posters can also be adapted for a mini-office. Explains the basic five-part format of a friendly letter.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Nature Similes (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Nature Similes (elem/upper elem)'. Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.
  • Use this '"How to" Posters: Friendly Letter' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this '"How to" Posters: Friendly Letter'. This set of two posters can also be adapted for a mini-office. Step by step directions explain the format and style of a friendly letter.
  • Use this 'Worksheet: From Simple to Complex Sentences (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Worksheet: From Simple to Complex Sentences (middle/high)'. Take the sets of sentences and "translate" them into single complex sentences.