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31 8th Grade Writing Ideas

Students of all ages can benefit from writing daily journals—but journaling is an especially beneficial activity for young teens in 8th grade who are preparing to graduate middle school and enter high school.  Eighth grade is a confusing and stressful time for many teens,

30 Writing Prompt Ideas for 7th Grade Writers

As 7th graders get ready to transition into their turbulent teenage years, it’s incredibly important for teachers to do everything they can to keep their students focused and grounded.  Seventh grade is a very stressful year for many students—they may feel a newfound sense

30 New Creative Writing Topics for Grade 3

30 Brand New Creative Writing Topics for Grade 3 Students When kids write, their minds are opened to brand new worlds and endless possibilities—and there is no form of writing more conducive to inspiring ideas than journaling.  Students who keep regular journals enjoy the

Teaching Writing: 31 Journal Prompts

Teaching Writing: 31 Journal Prompts to Help Students See Why Writing is Both Important and Fun It’s hard to exaggerate the value of being able to write well—and it’s even harder to exaggerate the importance of teaching kids how to write from a young

31 Journaling Prompt Ideas on Cultural Appreciation

Whether you’re teaching in a fairly homogenous community or in a school that boasts a large amount of diversity, it’s essential to teach students the value of cultural appreciation.  Culture encompasses so many areas of our lives, and kids of all ages can learn

30 New 8th Grade Writing Prompts

When students finally reach eighth grade, they’re ready and eager to move on to the next big challenge that lies ahead: high school.  That makes your job as an eighth grade teacher especially tough!  You have to strike the right balance between encouraging them

7th Grade Writing Prompts: 32 New Ideas

Seventh grade… what a fun time full of changes, transition, and growth!  For many students, seventh grade is an incredibly significant transitional year.  Your students are becoming teenagers for the first time and officially leaving childhood behind, and they’re also beginning to think very

6th Grade Writing Prompts

As they enter middle school and prepare to become teenagers, many sixth graders find themselves struggling to understand their emotions and to express their changing, unique personalities.  It’s a tough time, for sure, but journaling can help students make sense of their experiences and

6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Writing Prompts

The Presidential election is nearing—and for students who are just getting old enough to pay attention to the candidates and issues, the election provides a fantastic opportunity for learning and discussion.  Whether your students lean Democrat, Republican, or Independent, it’s incredibly valuable for them

34 Writing Prompts Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Journaling is a powerful activity for students and adults of all ages, but it is especially effective for young students who are still learning how to write and clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings on the page.  When students write and reflect daily, they
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