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10 Valentine’s Day Activities

When you flip the classroom calendar to the month of February, you are likely greeted with shades of red and pink as well as themed decor like hearts and flowers. It’s the month of love, as the Valentine’s Day holiday is celebrated on February

Writing Lessons for Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders

35 New Writing Lesson Ideas for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders Teaching writing to distractible elementary school kids is a tough task—but it’s also truly the best time to introduce the basics of the craft.  Your students have likely spent a lot of time

44 Good Writing Ideas

Even in our high-tech world, writing remains an essential and fundamental skill for students to master. When teaching kids how to write, interesting and good writing ideas help to engage a child’s interest in their writing practice. Moreover, a regular writing practice — such as

Teach Writing Skills: 30 NEW Journal Prompts

30 Journal Prompts to Teach Good Writing Skills to Your Class— No matter what colleges your students go to or what types of careers they end up in, they all need to know how to write.  Particularly with the advent of technology and regular email

6 Activities for Writing in the New Year

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as the New Year. Both teachers and students return to the classroom feeling rejuvenated after a break for the holidays, and it’s a wonderful time for teachers to establish new priorities with their students. Writing should always be a

34 Exciting Creative Writing Topics for Grade 5

Creative Writing Topics for Grade 5 Students There’s no doubt about it—journaling is one of the most effective ways to inspire creativity and encourage an interest in writing in young students.  For a student who is full of imagination and eager to express his

35 Hanukkah Holiday Writing Ideas for Kids

The fun and excitement of the holiday season provides creative writing and journaling opportunities for kids to explore the various religious and spiritual practices that take place this time of year.  Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days and is also known as the Festival

Teaching Writing Strategies

Teaching Writing Strategies: Why Helping Kids Learn to Write is So Important Whether the kids in your class dream of growing up to become one of America’s next great novelists or a bright and budding engineer, every single student should know how to write

32 Topics to Write About for 9th Graders

The first year of high school is one of the most significant times in a teenager’s life.  As students face new responsibilities and enjoy all new freedoms and privileges, they begin to renegotiate their personal identities and come to a greater understanding of who

20 Interesting Writing Prompts for Students

For young students, it can often be challenging to verbally express their ideas, their hopes, their dreams and their struggles. They may not know who they can talk to about the things that are on their mind, and they may wonder if there are
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