writing prompts Archives - Elementary Education

4 Free Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts Kids and Teachers Will L-O-V-E

I’m not a huge fan of pink and frills, but I am an absolute sucker for Valentine’s Day–which explains my love for Valentine’s Day writing prompts. (True story–I don’t even like conversation hearts!) Call me a walking enigma but there is nothing that gives me the warm fuzzies more than…

15 Free Fall Writing Prompts for Elementary Students

Fall is a great time to get students writing. The leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler, and there is a feeling of excitement in the air. Here are 15 free fall writing prompts for elementary students that you can use in your classroom! These prompts will help…

8 November Writing Prompts That Will Spark Conversation

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…

40 Free and Fun “Would You Rather” Questions for Kids

Would you rather have 100 friends or 100 dollars? That’s the $100 question. For me, it’s 100 dollars because 100 friends is a lot of maintenance. I’m all about quality over quantity. But I’m asking because this is the type of question posed to my students every Wednesday for our…

The Ultimate List of How-to Writing Prompts for Students

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…

The Secret to Calm Mornings in the Classroom

Real talk: mornings are one of the hardest times in the classroom. Attendance. Lunch orders. Unpacking. Small talk. Notes from home. Announcements. Morning meetings. Morning work. And let’s not forget about the time spent prior to students’ arrival; early mornings in your classroom can make you feel like you are…