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The following are printouts, crafts and writing activities that are designed to encourage and stimulate writing. The topics include writing short essays, writing reports, using graphic organizers to organize your thoughts before writing, printing and writing short books, and letter structure.

Essay Prompts Poetry Prompts Short Books Writing Letters Writing Reports Thought Bubbles and Speech Balloons Miscellaneous Writing

Finish the Sentence

Picture Prompt Printouts
Write a story about the picture -- a separate printable page for many themes and for each letter of the alphabet. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, or go to a pdf file containing all 26 printable A-Z pages.

Finish the Sentence

Finish the Sentence Printouts
Finish the sentence and illustrate it -- a separate printable page for each letter of the alphabet. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, or go to a pdf file containing all 26 printable A-Z pages.

Finish the Sentence

Finish the Sentence Printouts - D'Nealian Font
Finish the sentence and illustrate it -- a separate printable page for each letter of the alphabet. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, or go to a pdf file containing all 26 printable A-Z pages.

ESSAY TOPICS

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Topic suggestions on many subjects. For early writers, these one-page printouts have enough writing space for a short essay. For more advanced writers, extra pieces of lined paper will be necessary to finish an essay.

Write a Sentence

Write a Sentence for Each Word
Write a sentence for each of the spelling words (in groups of 10 words).

Write a Question for Each Answer
Printable Worksheets

In these worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers. For each answer, the student writes a short question.

Triple Draw and Write: Writing Prompts
These pages make you think about a topic, both visually and analytically. For each topic question, the student illustrates three major ideas and writes about each of them. There are many topics, including: favorite animals (or a pdf of the worksheet),
scariest animals (or a pdf of the worksheet),
intersting bugs (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite clothes (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite desserts (or a pdf of the worksheet),
dislikes (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite foods (or a pdf of the worksheet),
least favorite foods (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite holidays (or a pdf of the worksheet),
important things (or a pdf of the worksheet),
Likes (or a pdf of the worksheet),
nicest people (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite pets (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite sports (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite toys (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite vehicles (or a pdf of the worksheet),
favorite weather (or a pdf of the worksheet), and many others.

Thought Bubbles and Speech Balloons: Writing Prompts
Thought Bubble

These poetry prompts have a student write a poem inside a picture. There are many themes, including:
Cat Thoughts or Cat pdf,
Dog Thoughts or Dog pdf,
Elephant Thoughts or Elephant pdf,
Fish Thoughts or Fish pdf,
Penguin Thoughts or Penguin pdf,
Feeling and Thoughts or Blank pdf,
Angry Thoughts or Angry pdf,
Embarrassed Thoughts or Embarrassed pdf,
Frightened Thoughts or Frightened pdf,
Happy Thoughts or Happy pdf,
Sad Thoughts or Sad pdf,
Sleepy Thoughts or Sleepy pdf,
Surprised Thoughts or Surprised pdf,
Worried Thoughts or Worried pdf,
Yelling or Yelling pdf,
and many others.

Draw and Write Worksheets

Draw and write about .
Example: a cat


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Draw a picture and write about it -- for young writers. Enter any topic you like (enter at most 35 characters) to generate a drawing/writing prompt worksheet using the generator above.

Write and Draw Worksheets

Write about and draw .
Example: a cat


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Write about a topic then draw a picture of it -- for young writers. Enter any topic you like (enter at most 35 characters) to generate a writing/drawing prompt worksheet using the generator above.

Or go to other write and draw worksheets to print.

"Write Ten Things About..." Writing Prompt Worksheets

Write ten things about .
Examples: your family, the Constitution


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Subscribers can generate their own writing prompt worksheets by simply typing a word or phrase (up to 35 characters). Each worksheet instructs the student to write ten things about the subject you specify (plus one thing they'd like to change about it).
dragon brainstorming

Brainstorming Worksheets

Enter word(s):


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Subscribers can generate their own brainstorming worksheets by simply typing a word or phrase (up to 13 characters). Each worksheet instructs the student to find words and phrases that are related to or remind the student of that word.

Or go to other brainstorming worksheets to print.

Job Application

Mock Job Applications

On these printable worksheets, the student answers questions on mock job applications. Students can apply for a position as an astronaut, a clown, a snowman, a scarecrow, a veterinarian, and other real and imaginary occupations.

Poetry Prompts (To Print):
Poetry prompt

Acrostic Poems

Enter word(s):


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Many printable acrostic poem worksheets, plus, subscribers can generate their own acrostic poem worksheets by simply typing a word or phrase (up to 13 characters). Each worksheet instructs the student to write a short poem in which each line starts with the word or phrase on the worksheet.
shape poem

Shape Poems to Print
These poetry prompts have a student write a poem inside a picture. There are many themes, including:
Acorn or Acorn pdf
Africa or Africa pdf
Apple or Apple pdf
Butterfly or Butterfly pdf
China or China pdf
Clouds or Clouds pdf
Egg or Egg pdf
Flamingo or Flamingo pdf
Flower or Flower pdf
Football or Football pdf
Heart or Heart pdf
Ice Cream Cone or Ice Cream Cone pdf
Ladybug or Ladybug pdf
Maple Leaf or Maple Leaf pdf
Mitten or Mitten pdf
Rain or Rain pdf
Robot or Robot pdf
Sandwich or Sandwich pdf
Sneakers or Sneakers pdf.
Snow or Snow pdf
Sun or Sun pdf
Tooth or Tooth pdf
Waterdrop or Waterdrop pdf,
and many others.

Perimeter Poems to Print
perimeter poem

These poetry prompts have a student write a poem around the edges (the perimeter) of a picture. There are many themes, including:
Acorn or Acorn pdf
Africa or Africa pdf
Apple or Apple pdf
Butterfly or Butterfly pdf
China or China pdf
Clouds or Clouds pdf
Egg or Egg pdf
Flamingo or Flamingo pdf
Flower or Flower pdf
Football or Football pdf
Football or Butterfly pdf
Heart or Heart pdf
Ice Cream Cone or Ice Cream Cone pdf
Ladybug or Ladybug pdf
Maple Leaf or Maple Leaf pdf
Mitten or Mitten pdf
Rain or Rain pdf
Robot or Robot pdf
Sandwich or Sandwich pdf
Sneakers or Sneakers pdf.
Snow or Snow pdf
Sun or Sun pdf
Tooth or Tooth pdf
Waterdrop or Waterdrop pdf, and many more.

Writing Reports:
BOOK DIORAMA



This diorama is a scene from a child's favorite book and is a lasting reminder of the book.
MANY BOOK REPORT GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS


Use these graphic organizeres to help write and organize a book report, noting the book's name, author, main characters, setting, and plot highlights.
BOOK REPORT FORM


Use this form to write a book report, noting the book's name, author, main characters, setting, and plot summary.
Adjective

Find 8 Adjectives Describing a Character

Think of a fictional character or make up one of your own. Write your character's name and draw a picture of your character in the center oval. Write eight adjectives that describe the character. Then use each adjective in a sentence.
Story Star Printout

A story star is a type of star diagram that can be used to describe the key points of a story or event, noting the 5 W's of the story: who, when, where, what, and why.
RESEARCH REPORT TOPICS
with accompanying rubrics


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Book report, science report, geography report or biography report topic suggestions on many subjects, with detailed instructions on information to include in the reports. Rubrics are included for each to guide the student and aid the teacher in assessment.

Print and Write Short Books


Write Your Own Book

Make your own book on any topic you like. The printable pages include a title page, table of contents, middle page templates, a site index, and the end.
Make Your Own
Comic Book



A great way to make your own comic book. This is a fun book students can make, encouraging writing practice, drawing skills, and creativity.
A BOOK ABOUT ME


Children can write and draw a book about themselves.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK


You can print this activity book for your students to make during the beginning of the school year.
SCHOOL MEMORY BOOK


This is an end-of-school-year book for students to make.
VACATION MEMORY BOOK


A child can use this printable book as a daily journal while on vacation.

Correspondence: Writing Letters:
newspaper

Write a Thank You Note - for Early Writers

Use this form to write a thank you note and draw a picture for someone special.
newspaper

Write a Thank You Note

Use this form to write a thank you note and draw a picture for someone special.

Write a Letter to the President

Anyone can write a letter to the President of the USA. Perhaps you have a question, a suggestion, an opinion, a request, a concern, or a criticism for the President. Or you may simply want to send your congratulations or well-wishes the President. Use these hints to help you write a letter to the President.


Business Letter (Block Style)

Label the parts of a business letter, including the address of recipient (inside address), body of letter, complimentary close, date, return address or letterhead, salutation, signature, and your name typed. Answers
Label the envelope

Envelope and Letter in English

Label the envelope and letter in English, including the words letter, signature, envelope, address, zip code, return address, stamp, and postmark.
Answers

Miscellaneous
World News

Make a Classroom Newspaper:
Newspaper Structure and Related Worksheets


Write simple newspaper articles using these worksheets, noting the 5 W's: who, what, when, where, and why. Write headlines, news, sports news, or the weather. Some of the worksheets include room for a picture, others have maps.
Ford

Short Answer Opinion Questions:
Printable Worksheet

On these worksheets, the student writes short answers to questions.
Find a word for each letter

Find a Substitute for the Word "Said" for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a substitute for "said" for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
Poetry prompt

Poetry Prompts
Use these themed prompts to help you write poems.

T-Shirt Slogan
perimeter poem

Write a slogan for a t-shirt. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.

Other Topics (Not Printouts):
Write a Silly Dinosaur Poem: A teacher's guide to writing a funny dinosaur poem.

Write a haiku poem.

Guide to Writing a Dinosaur Report - How to go about the daunting task of writing a paper on a dinosaur (or other creature).

For younger students: A teacher recently wrote and told of a great way to get students to write. She had two stuffed animal mascots in her classroom. Each animal had a notebook and every weekend a different child took the stuffed animal and the notebook home and wrote about what they did together over the weekend. On Monday mornings the class read, discussed and critiqued the writing. It was a great way to get kids to write and they LOVED it.

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