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220 Writing Prompts for Kids to Spark Student Creativity
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Writing prompts for kids help students:
- Express themselves and their creativity
- Grasp lifelong literacy skills and concepts
- Tell their own stories and build self-confidence
- Develop a growth mindset when it comes to their writing skills
- Writing is like a muscle — it takes practice to build up skills. Luckily, we put together a list of over 200 writing prompts to help your students get started.

Contents include:
- Creative writing prompts
- Fun writing prompts
- Persuasive writing prompts
- Social emotional learning journal prompts
- Math writing prompts

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Maria Kampen
Prodigy
Date Added:
03/23/2021
Across the Wide Dark Sea
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A boy and his family endure a difficult nine-week journey across the ocean and survive the first winter at Plymouth. Based on true events, "Across the Wide Dark Sea" poetically narrates a young boy's account of risking the ocean to find religious freedom in a new land.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Washoe District
Author:
Jean Van Leeuwen
Date Added:
09/01/2013
The Adventurers
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This selection is an informational narrative in the form of a play or Readers' Theater. The play is about a group of boys and girls who are summertime campers at the National Sea Base camp in the Florida Keys. Their adventure includes camping, snorkeling, and sailing aboard the ship. This is a new adventure for the characters in this story.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Columbus District
Author:
Author Unknown
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Adventures in ABC & 1, 2, 3
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
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This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen. Family participation is encouraged.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Julie Roettger
Date Added:
04/18/2018
Aero and Officer Mike
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This nonfiction story is about a partnership between a policeman, Officer Mike, and his partner, a police dog named Aero. Information about daily routine (work and breaks), Aero's special talents and Officer Mike's training and care of Aero is included.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Tangipahoa Parish District
Author:
Joan Plummer Russell
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Akiak
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Akiak is the story of a dog that desires to win the Iditarod with her owner, Mick. Akiak is injured and is disqualified from finishing the race, but she follows Mich and the team of dogs to the finish line. This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
San Diego District
Author:
Robert J. Blake
Date Added:
10/23/2019
All Kids Networks - Kids Crafts, Kids Activities, Worksheets, Coloring Pages and More
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This free and rich content platform provides access to thousands of fun kids activities like children’s crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more. Various activities are available for children of all ages.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Creative Writing
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
All Kids Networks
Date Added:
03/18/2020
Allie's Basketball Dream
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Allie has a new basketball. She has a hard time finding someone to play with her because they believe basketball is a boys game. Allie continues to practice and play, despite their opinions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Newark District
Author:
Barbara E. Barber
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the text Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. Pilot Amelia Earhart and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt are good friends and one night, after dinner at the White House, Amelia then offers to take Eleanor on an unforgettable night flight to Baltimore and back in the Curtis Condor twin-motor airplan. By the time they arrive back in Washington D.C., a group of reporters meets them at the airstrip. Eleanor admits to not flying this time, but has every intention to fly in the near future.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Cleveland District
Author:
Pam Munoz Ryan
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Anthony Reynoso
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Nine-year old Anthony is proud of his history, culture, and family tradition of Mexican rodeo-style roping and riding. He also enjoys various aspects of his modern life such as school, basketball, friendships, swimming, and exploring.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Fresno District
Author:
Ginger Gordon
Martha Cooper
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Argumentative or Persuasive Essay Writing Tool from Drafting Board iCivics
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Ever wish you had help teaching students to write a solid argumentative essay? Drafting Board is your answer! This online tool walks students through the process step by step, showing them how to understand an issue before taking a side, use evidence to support a claim, and address the opposing point of view. At the end, students have a complete argumentative essay with an introduction, body, counterargument, and conclusion.

Learn all about Drafting Board by reading our Product Overview PDF below. Better yet, breeze through our self-guided training PowerPoint. It hits the highlights of everything you need to know and includes videos that walk you through all of Drafting Board in minutes.

** UPDATE 12/10/2015: We strongly suggest that you plan to have students complete Drafting Board in a single sitting. Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for students to finish.

You do not need to register or log in to download Drafting Board files - just head to the bottom of the page and click the box that says "Download Drafting Board Files" to access the self-guided ppt training, product guide & teaching guide and tips.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
iCivics
Date Added:
10/25/2018
Aunt Flossie's Hats
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Sarah and Susan are sisters who enjoy spending Sunday afternoons with their great-great Aunt Flossie. Aunt Flossie entertains her great-grandnieces by letting them explore her collection of hats, each of which has a story of its own.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Author, A True Story
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The author, Helen Lester, traces her writing career from the age of three to adulthood. She shares her struggles with writing in elementary school and even later as a successful writer. Helens story demonstrates that even the most challenging struggles can be overcome with persistence and a good sense of humor.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Atlanta District
Author:
Helen Lester
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Awesome Stories
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This site offers 5,390+ robust, original stories based on primary sources and presented in various media formats: written, dramatized narrations, videos, images, maps, and more!
Free stories each day are available for access - see the home page and the What Matters Now tabs

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Awesome Stories
Date Added:
03/23/2020
The Babe and I
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This historical fiction story takes place in 1932 in the midst of the Great Depression in New York City. Baseball was king and Babe Ruth was at the top of his game. In this story, a young boy and his father become a team as they both work to support their family.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Tangipahoa Parish District
Author:
David A. Adler
Date Added:
09/01/2013
The Baker's Neighbor
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the modern fable and play, The Baker's Neighbor. In this play, the neighborhood baker Manuel bakes delicious smelling pastries and puts them out for sale each morning, but his neighbor, Pablo, loves to smell the fresh bakery every morning without purchasing any pastries. This irritates Manuel to the point where he feels Pable should pay to smell his baked goods, and Manuel takes his complain to the town judge who eventually offers a ruling that allows Manuel to get the pleasure of "touching" Pablo's gold coins in return for Pable "smelling" the bakery.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Cleveland District
Author:
Adele Thane
Date Added:
10/23/2019