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33 Writing Prompts for Middle School: 6th Graders

Sixth grade is a big year—and as your students enter middle school for the first time and begin looking toward high school, it’s more important than ever before to introduce them to activities that promote healthy reflection and self-expression.  Without a doubt, journaling is

35 Great Writing Prompts for Your High School Classroom

Use This Thought-Provoking List of Great Writing Prompts in Your High School Classroom: The high school years are a confusing time—because they’re the first time when teens really begin to establish who they are, figure out what they believe, and find their places in the

31 High School Writing Prompts for 9th Graders

Freshman year of high school is all about new beginnings, new responsibilities, and new challenges.  And whether your students are excited or apprehensive about the coming year, one thing is for sure—they are at an important crossroads, and the path they choose will have

Creative Writing Techniques

Six Creative Writing Techniques to Introduce in Your High School Classroom Looking for a fresh way to revitalize your high school students’ interest in creative writing?  Sometimes all you need to make teens interested in writing again is a few new exercises and prompts

30 Creative Journal Prompts

Creative Journal Prompts for Elementary School Students— Introducing journaling to students at a young age can have a major impact on their comfort level with writing and their creativity throughout the rest of their lives.  Kids who practice journaling on a regular basis are better

Creative Writing Starters 

Choosing the Best Writing Starters for Your Students— Students who practice daily creative writing enjoy a number of educational and emotional benefits.  With increased creativity and improved critical thinking skills, kids who journal and write regularly are equipped to tackle greater challenges both in and

Creative Writing Tasks

Seven Top Reasons to Use Creative Writing Tasks in the Classroom— It’s never too early to get kids started on creative writing!  Whether your students are just getting started or have been crafting their own creative works since they first learned to write, now is

9 Creative Writing Activities for Kids

Creative Writing Activities for Kids— Creative writing is more than just a critical component of your lesson plan: It’s a skill that can help students enhance just about any industry, field or profession that they are interested in pursuing. Whether you are an elementary
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