50 Creative Writing Topics for kids Updated 9/15 Materials: Paper, pens/pencils, markers/crayons Creative writing is a great way for children to express themselves. Creative writing is not just for older children. Topics 1. 2. 3.What do I want to be when I grow up and why? 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. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Updated: 51.Think about something you are not allowed to do but wish you could. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. s Writing Files Welcome to the Writing folder of Laura Candler's online file cabinet! On this page you'll find a variety of writing prompts and other files related to writing instruction. Most of these activities are free and don't include complete directions; if you are interested in writing lessons that include complete directions and printables, please visit my Mini Pack page. If you're looking for poetry writing activities, visit the Poetry Page for books, lesson ideas and free printables! These freebies are PDF files, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat to download them. Featured Writing Freebies Writing Prompts Note: Click on the image below for complete Character Bio directions as well as graphic organizers, other biography topics, and a rubric. Common Core Aligned Writing Mini Packs Other Writing Resources Free Student Book Publishing Program Looking for information on the Studentreasures free student book publishing project?
Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! TED-Ed has put together a list of four of our favorite grammar and language lessons to get your next piece of writing in tip-top shape. First, let’s look at the often-confusing comma. What about the Oxford comma? Now, take an adjective such as “implacable” or a verb like “proliferate” or even another noun “crony,” and add a suffix, such as “-ity” or “-tion” or “-ism.” Finally, when it comes to good writing, don’t take the easy route!
Storytelling Prompts for Kids - Tell Me A Story Time for the Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids. The theme for November is Fairy Tales, Fables and Fractured Fairy Tales. My daughters have actually been reading quite a few fairy tale chapter books lately. There is something about fairy tales and fables that is always appealing to children. My youngest daughter came across the book “Clemency Pogue, Fairy Killer” by JT Petty and illustrated by Will Davis. Storytelling plays an important part in the book, Clemency’s family likes to sit around telling stories. When Clemency is attacked by an evil fairy, she remembers the tale of Peter Pan, as her father had told her one evening. Tell Me A Story – Storytelling Prompts for Kids First, print off the storytelling prompts. tell me a story – storytelling prompt.doc Next, cut out the prompts, fold them and place them inside a jar or bag. Finally, find some time to sit down with your family and have each person pull a prompt from the jar. what did you see? We would love for you to participate too.
Elementary Writing Prompts One for every week of the year! This fun list of elementary writing prompts is designed just for kids. Your students are already curious and wanting to be silly. Capitalize on their natural exuberance with this fun list of journal writing ideas. This is a list of 52 fun writing prompts for elementary students, one for every week of the year, including the summer! Use these prompts in whatever way you choose: pick and choose the ones that fit your learning goals, or use them all. Also, remember that prompts can be modified. The List of 52 Elementary Writing Prompts Narrative Writing: Have you ever ... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Narrative Writing: The Day I ... 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Opinion/Narrative Writing: After ... 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Opinion Writing: I believe that ... 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. Opinion Writing: The Best Thing About ... 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49 The best thing about running is ... 50. 51. 52.
Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. To book a lecture event with Mignon Fogarty for your company or organization, contact Macmillan Speakers. Follow Mignon on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Awards Media The Oprah Winfrey Show, Grammar Girl Fixes Common Mistakes, March 2007 "Mignon has come up with clever ideas to help even the most grammatically challenged person remember the rules." New York Times, Book Not Ready for Print? Los Angeles Times
Picture Perfect Narrative Writing Our new reading series at school uses a lot of photo cards. We use them to introduce our new vocabulary words and to retell our stories. The students absolutely love looking at real pictures. After learning about a fabulous site where you can purchase photographs to use, I knew that I wanted to come up with a writing unit where students could tell and write about real pictures. This past week, we wrote about one of our pictures from the packet. We had a discussion about the picture and the students brainstormed what they think may be happening. Next, we began filling in our graphic organizer to tell about our story. The next day, we looked at our story again and began our writing. When the students were finished with their writing, they used an editing checklist to edit their own papers, then switched with a classmate to edit each others papers. They really enjoyed writing to a "real" picture and I'm excited to use the other pictures in the packet.
Goodnight Mister Tom: A book review Michelle Magorian’s novel Goodnight Mister Tom is a moving tale of an eight-year-old boy, William Beech who is evacuated from London’s Deptford area to go and live in a village called Little Weirwold shortly before the Second World War breaks out. With an abusive history, a weak, pale William arrives in Little Weirwold and is placed under the care of Tom Oakley, a healthy, middle-aged man famous in his close-knit village for being a recluse, just because he lives next to the local church in accordance to the specific instructions of William’s mother. Tom reluctantly agrees to take him in, in the name of ‘national duty’, neither of them considering how this small act of ‘national duty’ was going to change their lives forever. And thus began a journey of recovery and rediscovery for the two of them. This journey makes up the crux of the novel. But Tom finds it impossible to fathom how a parent could convince their child that s/he was inherently bad and punish them for it.
creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers Welcome to the Workshop of The Story Elves! A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers 1- ZimmerTwins It is all about creative storytelling. ZimmerTwins is a web2.0 tool that allows students to give vent to their imaginative powers and exercise their storytelling skills from early stages to advances ones. 2- Digital Story Telling in The Classroom This section provides resources and materials for teachers to use with their students in storytelling. 3- Story Bird This is an awesome website that allows students and teachers to create short art inspired stories to read, share or print out. 4- Someries Someries is a fantastic storytelling site . 5- PicLits This is another awesome website where students can choose a picture and start drawing or writing a text on it to create a story. 6- Generator This is a creative studio space where students explore the moving image and create their own digital stories to share with others. 7- Capzles This is where you and your students can create rich multimedia stories with videos, photos, music, blogs and documents.
How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly - StumbleUpon Translations: Belorussian Introduction: Four Types of Discursive Writing From time to time people express amazement at how I can get so much done. I, of course, aware of the many hours I have idled away doing nothing, demur. Begin by writing - in your head, at least - your second paragraph (that would be the one you just read, above). But how do you write this paragraph? You have more options because there are four types of discursive writing. These are your choices of types of article or essay: Argument: convinces someone of something Explanation: tells why something happened instead of something else Definition: states what a word or concept means Description: identifies properties or qualities of things An argument is a collection of sentences (known formally as 'propositions') intended to convince the reader that something is he case. An explanation tells the reader why something is the case. A definition identifies the meaning of some word, phrase or concept. Organizing Your Writing