My writing nerd days started all the way back in 7th grade when I was cast as an alternate in the Power of the Pen team and in a strange twist of fate ended up advancing to the state competition. Not-so-humble brag aside, it lit the writing fire in me and I find it often translating into my teaching preferences. I've always had a thing for writing prompts, so it's no surprise I get rather giddy when I think about this list of 40 how-to writing prompts I'm sharing with you today.
If I'm being totally honest, I don't know if it's the idea of teaching writing or the actual teaching of writing that I love. And if we are getting super nerdy, there's nothing I love more than a good writing unit. How-to writing is one of my personal favorites and what we are talking about today.
There's something about writing an organized list of procedures and teaching through writing that is both comforting and pragmatic but also extremely magical. Students as teachers through writing? How beautiful. Over the year, I've amassed quite the list of writing prompts. When it comes to how-to writing, I love the idea of having a go-to list to reference when a mini-lesson comes up. Here are 64 of my favorite how-to writing prompts for kids:
If you want this in one easy printable list, you can grab that here:
There's an easier way though if you want an entire year of how-to writing. I've created all of these how-to writing prompts using 3 different formats seen below to allow for meeting many different students' needs.
I'm here to make your teaching easier! If there are how-to prompts you'd like to see added to the set once you purchase, feel free to let me know in the comments! Happy writing 🙂
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