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  • Item #: 014744
    ISBN: 9780590599337
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    This book provides 350 thought-provoking questions specifically tailored to develop critical thinking skills while feeding the imagination. Writing prompts are organized into sixteen major categories, such as If You Could Change, Tough Decisions, The Future, Real World Responsibilities, and Quotations to Think About. Each of these sections includes twenty or so individual prompts that fit under that heading. Prompts are simple and straightforward and sometimes have a double question in them; for example, "Do you think cars will be used 100 years from now? If so, what features will they have? If not, describe your vehicle of the future." The book is simply composed of these prompts, broken up into sections and numbered. There's no space for writing in the book, and while it looks like a workbook, it's not intended to be reproducible. Most of the prompts encourage sharing opinions or self-reflection. A great resource for hundreds of ready-to-use, stimulating prompts. 48 pgs. pb. ~Enh

  • Item #: 024816
    ISBN: 9780545231374
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    The goal is to get young students writing, and sometimes they just don't know where to begin. This book provides 20 prompts per month from September through June to help get them started. The topics chosen may include seasons, friends, feelings, animals, food, sports, or something else that may be familiar. The prompts are great for daily journal writing, seatwork, and filling time in a beneficial way as you work with your other students. Two cutely illustrated templates are found in the back of the book if you want something other than ordinary paper for their writing, and this book is reproducible for classroom or family use. This inexpensive resource can help assure that you won't hear those words again, "I don't know what to write." ~ Donna

  • Item #: 071709
    ISBN: 9780439271769
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  • Item #: 024730
    ISBN: 9780545110013
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    Students of all ages can sometimes have difficulty coming up with ideas for writing. Scholastic tries to offer some support in this area with 40 Writing Prompts with Graphic Organizers. Descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive prompts are found in these pages that are intended to spark the imagination and improve writing skills. Each prompt is one page in length and the graphic organizer is the second page. Within the prompt students will find background information for their task and how to brainstorm the different elements. Subjects range from creating your own superhero to writing about your strangest dream. Steps and elements are laid out in the prompt and in the graphic organizer so students have guidance throughout the process.

    The front of the book is of special interest to parents and teachers, as it explains not only how to use this book, but how to take a student from rough draft to final draft. The book is reproducible for classroom and family use and also offers a 'story sequence' page, a writing checklist, and a page to help students score their own writing. Help your students write with confidence and imagination. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 061326
    ISBN: 9781612765266
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  • Item #: 061325
    ISBN: 9781612765259
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  • Item #: 061327
    ISBN: 9781612765242
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  • Item #: 054995
    ISBN: 9781937664824
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    Writing prompts are a good way to get a student writing without the pressure of coming up with an idea completely from scratch. If you have ever used Silly Starters, this has the same look. It is a set of picture cards, 3 sets in a row, with a spiral binding. You flip it open randomly and write about the 3 images you see. This makes for thousands of combinations! Black line images are cute and cartoony and include things like a birthday cake, farm, igloo, scarecrow, diamond ring, castle, etc. So if I open up to a ballerina, a birthday cake and a spaceship, those 3 things have to be in my writing that day. You can use these as daily free-writing journal assignments (very informal) or use them for things like spelling words or even to spice up a grammar lesson. You can let the kids choose the images to write about, or agree to flip them open without looking and write about the 3 images without any fuss! Fun stuff! Horizontal format, 9" x 3.5" ~ Sara

  • Item #: 031883
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  • Item #: 031884
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  • Item #: 039541
    ISBN: 9780760945643
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  • Item #: 024719
    ISBN: 9780439227230
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    Creative, Flexible, Fun or Easy to Use…this description writer struggles to find the right words to portray this supplemental resource! Covering topics such as character, setting, story structure, writing style, vocabulary, genre, and much more, the writing prompts in this book will help develop your student's reading comprehension, critical thinking, and writing skills. Each writing activity is designed to take 10-20 minutes per day and provides creative alternatives to book reports or a fun way to focus on the standardized test preparation for writing skills. A wide variety of writing activities are included: Story Quilts, Tongue Twisters, Story Rap, Creative Collages, Antonym Hunts and much more (95 more to be exact!). Although created for classroom use, it is easily adaptable for homeschool use. Please note, this book is from a secular publisher and does contain references to a crystal ball and wizard. SC 56 pages. Reproducible for classroom. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067843
    ISBN: 9781454919353
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    Even the most creative writer appreciates a good writing prompt! This book writes like a journal. It’s not a fussy one with lots of curlicues and color, no, this one has white pages with simple black type and lines. The topics are current such as: what’s your favorite viral video? And what do you like about it? There is only space for a paragraph on that one. A longer prompt, where you are given a page to write would be: you catch a stranger stealing from your school. What do you do? What if it’s actually your friend who is stealing? Other topics include homework, music, and your perfect day. There are hundreds of prompts here. This would appeal to boys or girls, in both the topics and appearance of the book. 7x9”, sc. ~Sara

  • Item #: 025000
    ISBN: 9781620573655
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    This fun book holds a variety of prompts to jump-start kids' creativity. Doodling pages hold a shape or line and encourage children to finish the doodle however they like. Drawing pages contain part of a picture and direct children to provide the missing part, like a fun and silly hat for a boy, decorating the bake sale cookies, or drawing their amazing discovery on the leaf. Writing pages range from fill-in-the-blank stories or statements to writing a story to go with a picture. Many pages combine drawing with writing like drawing a car of the future and then writing about all of the special things the car can do. There is fantastic variety to the 60 pages of activities; you should have no trouble finding activities that appeal to any child. Many kids will think this is just fun work, but in fact it is very helpful to get kids from picturing to writing, especially those young learners who have ideas but cannot yet put them into writing. Any child will benefit from and enjoy these prompts, but it could be also be a valuable resource for a non-verbal child or one with language processing difficulty. These would make a good warm-up activity for your daily language arts lesson. 64 pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 056136
    ISBN: 9781612761565
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    You may be wondering why Rainbow is offering yet another writing prompt book. While we already offer a wide variety of writing prompt materials-everything from photo prompt cards to tear off tabs-this reproducible workbook offers some unique features.

    One feature that sets this workbook apart is its four themed areas: Fall, Winter, Spring and Anytime. Topically organized, prompts include categories such as various holidays, dental health month, Election Day, animals, flowers, family, food, inventions, outer space, weather and much more. Another great feature of this workbook is the 77 lined student pages. Each page offers three different writing prompts (for 231 total writing prompts to choose from!) offering practice in several different types of writing including descriptions, narratives, directions and opinions. These workbooks are also reproducible for classroom use, which makes them a great value in the writing prompt market. 80 pgs, sc. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 047088
    ISBN: 9780983528173
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     Ocean Adventures combines loads of fun science exploration with writing a good story. Over the 12 lessons, add your own interests and imagination to the question prompts that teach you how to develop characters and more. Your story is finished at this point, and now you get to write the final draft on the lined pages in the back that have cartoon sea life borders you can color. There is even a cover page for you and some resource pages with animal facts you can use to begin your research. 

  • Item #: 033804
    ISBN: 9781483814544
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  • Item #: 033834
    ISBN: 9781483814568
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  • Item #: 033873
    ISBN: 9781483814575
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  • Item #: 064206
    ISBN: 9780794535124
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       Play some warm-up games to get creative-writing juices flowing. Spend time perfecting story planning - beginnings, middles and ends! Your budding writer can do both of those things as well as focus on developing characters, descriptions and actions amidst the full-color designs on these lively colored pages. 8” x 9.5”, spiral bound, HC, 64 pp.

  • Item #: 033742
    ISBN: 9781938298370
    Retail: $6.95
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      Sometimes, students just need to realize they can write. Each of this journal’s writing prompts provides a positive-themed writing statement that starts with “I can write….” Students who have had either negative or positive writing experiences will be encouraged as they write about a hero, a dream, the hardest thing they’ve ever done, or a favorite food, for example. Pages contain 1/2” lines, and the double-page spreads provide plenty of writing space. 64 pp, sc. 7x9” ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 067903
    ISBN: 9780794538743
    Retail: $14.99
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     Open a smorgasbord of writing options for your student and let them fill the pages with ideas. Quick tips, varied writing space and appealing designs help introduce and practice writing skills. Pique their interest with brief introductions to important skills such as developing characters, genre, imagery, poetic forms, dialogue, plot mapping, and generating ideas. Besides the classic story writing, you’ll also get a little taste of more unusual genre like listicles, poetry, diary, blogging, sports writing, comics, screenplay and shock journalism. The book includes a glossary, space to record a reading list, and a student bio page. Access to Quicklinks provides more writing inspiration and tips. Consumable, spiralbound, 96 pgs, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 047134
    ISBN: 9780983528180
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     Fun prompts lead you through the story writing process. Kids will choose an animal character and create an imaginative story. 

  • Item #: 033819
    ISBN: 9781483814551
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  • Item #: 033803
    ISBN: 9781483814537
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  • Item #: 033912
    ISBN: 9781483814520
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  • Item #: 064210
    ISBN: 9780794535018
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       Words, ideas and story prompts - oh my! If you have a penchant toward adventure and the desire to jot it down (but need some spark to generate ideas), this writing journal is for you! Full-color illustrations enliven the color, lined pages. Each page offers plenty of creative help to guide you in writing exciting stories of various kinds. 8” x 9.5” spiral bound, HC, 95 pp.

  • Item #: 047094
    ISBN: 9780983528197
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    6 lessons to walk you through the process of writing a historical fiction story: create a spy character, make a secret code, create a setting & plot, and write good dialogue. Visually appealing, this book will have you create a lapbook along with other crafty projects as well (101 pages).

  • Item #: 028255
    ISBN: 9781601448873
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     Level 1 covers narrative, opinion and explanatory writing for grades 3-5.