Twenty Fun Writing Prompts for Kids

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Twenty prompts reinforce scholars' writing skills of essays and poems. Prompts cover topics such as superpowers, holidays, the weather, and more!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Make a copy and send it home over long school breaks, directing pupils to complete a specific amount before they return to school 
  • Give class members the opportunity to choose which writing prompt they want to work on; invite them to share their finished products with their peers 
  • Display completed work at Open House or have it available for the family to read at Parent Teacher Conferences 
Classroom Considerations
  • The duration is a rough estimate of how long it can take an individual to complete one writing prompt 
  • Learners should be familiar with all types of writing 
  • Prompts can be used to write all types of essays and poems 
  • Encourages learners to use their imagination 
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