In this writing sparks worksheet, students write a short essay giving reasons for liking/disliking stormy days and then tell a story of how they would pass the time on a stormy day.
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Comic Strip Writing Templates
Spark interest in young writers with a three-box comic strip template including speech bubbles. Learners draw and write a sequential comic with boxes that are stacked on top of each other. Using this format or the other templates...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Garden in Lawndale
We are all capable of changing the world for the better; all it takes is a spark. Read about a group of seventh grade students in Chicago, IL who took it upon themselves to improve their community by turning a vacant lot into a garden....
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter
Everyone deserves to read a great book! Here, pupils write a persuasive letter to the school's librarian detailing their favorite story and why it should be found on the shelves. Class members' persuasive reading passages are shared with...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
St. Patrick's Day Creative Writing Prompt #2
Make narrative writing festive with a St. Patrick's Day-themed writing prompt! Sscholars provide a detailed account of Sean the Leprechaun and an amazing event that happened to him on a joyful spring morning.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Puns and Punctuation
Explore the writing traits of word choice and conventions. Middle school writers use this Six-Traits Writing lesson plan to discuss the writing style of the Tom Swift Adventure Series by Victor Appleton. They examine "Tom Swiftie" puns,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Should We Give Homework?
Use Jack Prelutsky's poem "Homework" to spark a debate about homework. Should kids be assigned homework? If so, how often? There are some schools that do not send their kids home with work. What are the possible benefits? After...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable