November is a month of giving thanks, but it’s also a great time for writers to get creative–and November writing prompts can make it that much better! While many writing prompts around this time focus on Thanksgiving, there are plenty of other topics that can be explored. In this blog post, we will discuss three prompts that don’t have anything to do with turkeys or pilgrims. These prompts will help you get in the mood for November and generate some new ideas for your writing!
#1 November Writing Prompts for Veterans Day: Write a letter to a veteran thanking them for their service
I love this prompt because it allows students to think about the people who have served our country. It’s also a great opportunity for students to learn more about veterans and their experiences. This prompt can be used in any grade level and can be adjusted to fit the needs of your students.
#2 November Writing Prompts for Veterans Day: Why do you think military members wear uniforms?
#3 November Prompts for Gratitude: Write a letter to a grown-up thanking them for something.
There is nothing I love better than reminding our kids to be grateful. In a world of instant gratification, it can sometimes be a lost art! It’s also a great way to get them to reflect on what they are thankful for right now. This would be a perfect activity to do with your class before Thanksgiving break, and you can share the student response with the respective grownup.
(Option for older kids: Write a letter to your future self thanking them for something)
#4 November Prompt: Write a story about someone who is grateful for something small.
Is this great or is this great? This one’s a winner because it’s so open-ended. It can be interpreted in so many different ways and it really allows students to use their imaginations. It also opens up a discussion about what it means to be grateful and the importance of perspective when discussing what we deem ‘small.’
#5 November Prompts About Voting: Make a list of things we can vote about.
I love a good list, how about you? This is a great way to get kids interested and thinking about voting, especially if they are too young to vote yet. It’s also a great way to discuss the importance of voting and why we should exercise our right to do so. This would be a great activity to do in the lead-up to Election Day.
#6 November Prompts About Voting: Write about why it is important to vote.
This one is wonderful because it gets kids thinking about the impact of their vote. It’s also a great way to get them to think about the importance of voting and why it is so critical to our democracy. This would be a great activity to do in the lead-up to Election Day.
#7 November Prompts About Voting: Share a story about a time when you voted.
This is a great prompt because it allows students to share their own personal experiences with voting. It’s also a great way to get them to think about the process of voting, various issues that might lead to voting, and so on.
#8 November Prompts About Voting: What qualities are important in a president?
This is a great prompt because it allows students to think about the qualities they would like to see in a president. It’s also a great way to talk about leaders at school and in the classroom–what qualities can students also exhibit that they would expect from a president?
These are just a few ideas to get you started. November is a month with many opportunities for creativity, so don’t be afraid to explore new topics and experiment with your writing! What are some of your favorite November writing prompts? Share them in the comments below!
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