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Creative Writing Journal Prompts

Creative Writing Journal Prompts
1. Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you couldn't keep it. You had to give it away to a person or charity. Who would you give it to? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. See also: Writing Prompts This page has printable writing prompt worksheets. Persuasive Writing Prompts Check out our collection of persuasive writing topics. Writing Story Pictures Write a creative stories to describe what's happening in these pictures.

Dictionary Skills Review It is time to get back to basics and help our kids learn to use a dictionary! I am troubled by the number of young people who do not know what guide words and pronunciation keys are. I suppose that in this time of online dictionaries and audio pronunciation tools, some folks believe a physical dictionary is a relic. My tattered relic is prominently displayed in my home and is visited often by both young and old. I have created this language arts worksheet as a very brief activity to encourage students to use and become familiar with a physical dictionary. Grade recommendation: 3-4 • Common Core State Standards Alignment: ELA-Literacy.L.3.4d, RF.3.3c Skills: language arts | dictionary skills | syllabication | alphabetizing | guide words Item 3222 | 1 page | Publisher: T. Please tell us how you have used this material, see how others are using it, or update/recommend a CCSS. Printing Tip: If a worksheet page does not appear properly, reload or refresh the .pdf file.

creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers Creative Writing Prompts Posted by Melissa Donovan on · Creative writing prompts about animals. Animals have played a huge role in literature throughout history. From E.B. to Jane Goodall’s books on primatology, authors and readers alike have delighted in writing and reading about animals. And it’s no wonder. Naturally, animals fit comfortably into the stories we tell. Creative Writing Prompts to Honor the Animals Below, you’ll find a series of creative writing prompts. Make up Your Own Creative Writing Prompts Feel free to make up your own animal-related creative writing prompts and leave them in the comments. If you use any of these creative writing prompts to spark a writing session, come back and tell us how they worked for you. Some of today’s writing prompts appear in the book 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Sneak peek at 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Today I’d like to share a few excerpts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts, which is packed with fiction, poetry, and nonfiction writing prompts. Flaws and Fears

English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? What is your favourite room in your home and why? What if... What would happen if you could fly whenever you wanted? What do you think... What do you think of 3D movies? What...misc. What do you like most about yourself? How... How do you feel when it's your birthday? I wish... I wish I had a million... When... When you are angry, how do you look? Which... Which quality best describes your life--exciting, organised, dull--and why? Why... Why is it important to be honest? Misc... Do you think there is too much fighting on t.v.

Pictures and Images as Writing Prompts Can anyone think of a better way to start a new week than with a lovely picture writing prompts? I sure do love these type of writing prompts, they are quite possibly my favorites, because a picture can sometimes tell us so much more than words could. Words get misunderstood, but pictures cannot lie. Anyway, the idea with this kind of creative writing exercises is that you are given a picture to look at, which should inspire you to write a short story, poem or piece of flash fiction based on what you see in it, and what you can imagine is going on beyond the edges of it. The picture writing prompt: The instructions: Let the image above absorb you and let it tell you a story. Stay creative! Other creative writing picture prompts: Picture Prompts: Pictures That Tell a Story Picture Prompts: The Stairs to Somewhere Picture Prompts: The Door To Somewhere Picture Prompts: The World Beyond the Edge Picture Prompts: Something’s in the Air Picture Prompts: The Big House Picture Prompts: Wooden Bridge

a 6-Trait Writing Lesson inspired by The Twits by Roald Dahl Step one (reviewing showing versus telling by creating a writer's notebook page): Remind your students of the difference between showing and telling. Here is an example of each to review with your writers: The wind was cold. (telling sentences have linking verbs followed by an adjective) The icy wind whipped across my skin, making goose bumps appear. (showing sentences use action verbs to demonstrate the adjectives from the telling sentence) Send students home with this writer's notebook task: "At your home tonight, wander around and find three telling sentences that you can bring back to class tomorrow; one sentence needs to have a person as its subject, one sentence needs to have a place or location as it subject, and the final sentence needs to have a thing as its subject. When I created a writer's notebook page for this task, I looked around my home. When my students came back to class with their three sentences, I showed them the completed page in my writer's notebook.