A large collection of journal topics, story starters, reading log forms, and resources for teaching writing.
This form encourages students to get outside and observe nature. Use this page to draw a single specific scene focusing on one area of interest. There is space to log the time, date and location. The bottom half is used to write a description of the scene.
Read six of Lincoln’s witty quotes, and then write one to two sentences explaining the meaning of each.
Similar to the Beginning, Middle and End Story Summary Sheet, young writers use this page to write sentences summarizing just the beginning and end of the story.
Young writers use this page to write sentences summarizing the beginning, middle and end of the story. It could be a story they have read or one the teacher has read to them.
“I Have a Dream” is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. The speech, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
This speech is Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for race relations in America. Use this journal page to write your vision for the future. You could write about anything ranging from how we treat each other to dreams for yourself, your friends or your family.
This .pdf file contains four pages of paragraph writing prompts. Each page is a separate paragraph writing assignment in which students respond to quotations by well-known people. Writing topics are: happiness, solitude, intellectual curiosity and perseverance.
What is happening in this picture? Use your imagination to tell a story about this turkey chasing the boy.
What would you say if you were asked to pray at Thanksgiving dinner?
Imagine you are a turkey. What would you say to keep from being cooked on Thanksgiving?
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What traditions do you observe?