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  • Writing prompt about Martin Luther King and peace.
  • A writing prompt regarding diversity in the United States.
  • B/W scroll-shaped pattern with the words "We the students...". Write your own classroom constitution or declaration of independence!
  • Defines what an "issue" is, and asks students to write briefly about the issues important to them.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses misdirected anger.
  • Report planners, short answer writing prompts, comparison charts, etc.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses making friends in a new school.
  • Use this 'Color and Write Prompt: Voting (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Write Prompt: Voting (primary)'. A picture to color and space to write a very short story with election-themed words from a word bank.
  • "In your opinion, what are the most important qualities that a person running for President of the United States should have?" CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1

  • "Do you think it is important for Americans to vote in national, state and local elections?" Essay writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Color and Write Prompt: Martin Luther King, Jr. (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Write Prompt: Martin Luther King, Jr. (primary/elem)'. A picture to color and wide-spaced lines to write a very short story with theme words from a word bank about Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born on January 15th.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses breaking rules to help someone who might be in trouble. Common Core: W.3.1, W.4.1

  • In pairs, students work on basic skills required for empathy.
  • "Imagine you are in line at Ellis Island. What are some of the things you are thinking about?"... These seven writing prompts (available both with lined and illustrated paper or all on one page for students to answer in their own journals) are a fantastic enhancement to our Ellis Island materials.
  • A one-page biography of the famous Italian explorer is presented in this reading comprehension. Includes a writing prompt.
  • 31 quotes from famous women form the basis for writing prompts that require students to use their skills of reflection, research, and writing.
  • A fact-filled page about the Statue of Liberty, with who-what-where-when questions to evaluate comprehension and writing prompts to encourage creative thinking.
  • A fact-filled page about this American symbol, with who-what-where-when questions to evaluate comprehension and writing prompts to encourage creative thinking.
  • This biography of Eleanor Roosevelt comes with multiple choice reading comprehension questions and four great writing prompts, including suggestions for research and map skills work.
  • A biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, with research suggestions, a timeline activity, and creative writing prompts.
  • Reading comprehension about the Abenaki tribe. Includes a writing prompt.
  • One of three lessons about East Coast tribes on our member site, this two-page reading comprehension is reviewed with a writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Book: Out of the Dust (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Out of the Dust (middle school)'. Comprehension and vocabulary questions and writing prompts to review Karen Hesse's Newbery-winning (1998) free verse novel about a girl growing up in the 1934 Dust Bowl. The book is great for exploring the personal side of American history and for learning about free verse... this unit is great for checking comprehension and understanding.
  • Students are asked to look at a fictional situation, determine which democratic value would apply ("freedom of religion" is the expected answer) and why, and explain their answers.
  • If you were running for President, what would you look for in a Vice President?
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Canada (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Canada (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Canada. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Kenya (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Kenya (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Kenya. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Mexico (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Mexico (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Mexico. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Switzerland (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Switzerland (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Switzerland. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Peru (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Peru (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Peru. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cameroon (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cameroon (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Cameroon. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • What should be done to help endangered pandas?
  • What is chivalry? What is its modern-day equivalent? Answer these questions and more with this history-based reading comprehension. Also contains essay and poetry writing prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)'. This fantastic unit guides students through one of America's best loved stories and offers the opportunity for a deeper understanding of Mark Twain's classic. Chapter-by-chapter work on vocabulary, setting, history, and other relevant topics; news writing; comprehension review, short answer questions and essay prompts for the whole book... and more!
  • A page for brainstorming Diwali-themed words, and then two "make your own" border papers for writing or drawing.
  • What do you think the "First Lady" should be responsible for doing?
  • Dictionary work, creative writing prompts, short report forms, and a word search, all on the timely topic of U.S. elections.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses friendship and social issues.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Algeria (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Algeria (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Algeria. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • The abcteach comprehensions for U.S. symbols (the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, the Bald Eagle, the Flag, and the Great Seal), including thoughtful writing prompts, are gathered into one easy download.