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30 Creative Writing Practice Prompts

Prompts to Help Kids Enjoy Creative Writing Practice Creative writing is an empowering activity that teaches kids how to use their imaginations—and more importantly, it helps them to internalize the fact that their thoughts are worth sharing.  However, many teachers struggle initially to get

30 New Fiction Writing Ideas (Middle School)

Fiction Writing Ideas for Middle Schoolers— Though most students begin writing their own short stories from a very early age, there’s something particularly special about the fictional works that kids compose in middle school.  Tweens and young teens occupy a unique space in their

How To Choose Good Writing Prompts for Your Classroom

Teachers at all grade levels have found that regular journal writing helps students become better writers, improves confidence, and encourages creativity and self-expression.  Whether your students are just starting out with journaling or whether they’ve been practicing daily writing for several years, it’s important

5 Writing Activities to Introduce Journaling

Writing Activities to Introduce Your Class to the Power of Journaling Journaling is one of the best exercises teachers can use to get their students interested in and engaged in writing.  Though all types of written class assignments can help students to become better

Thirty-Nine Fun 3rd Grade Writing Prompts

Journaling gives students the opportunity to express their deepest thoughts in a judgment-free zone—and it’s one of the best ways for kids to improve their self-confidence. In these new 3rd grade writing prompts, your students will get the chance to write about their experiences