12 Book-themed Writing Prompts - 4 formats - Back to School or anytime!

Ms Cottons Corner
Grade Levels
1st - 5th
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Are you looking for a way to engage students in some fun writing prompts? Then this is the resource you need!

This resource includes:

  • 12 Writing Prompts
  • 4 Different Formats for each Prompt
  • Instructions for 2 Activities - SpeedWriting and QuickWrites
  • A Writing Fluency Graph for students

Each of the prompts is book themed, so it's perfect for back to school OR anytime! There are prompts for opinion writing, expository essays, procedural writing, letter writing and narratives. Plus, they are completely fun!

Your students will love writing about the book-eating puppy, their favorite reading place, and the morning they woke up inside their favorite book.

For tips and ideas to bring this to your classroom, check out this blog post at Ms. Cotton's Corner.com.


For more Back to School Literacy Activities, check out:

Quote Marks - Inspirational Book Marks and Posters

Book Bingo - Genre

Book Talk One Pagers - Classics, Old and New

Book Chats

Bring a Book to School Day - FREE

Bringing Book Talks to Your Classroom - FREE

Customizable, Year Long Writing Journals

Wander Words - Task Cards for Teaching Transition Words

Growth Mindset Self-Evaluation

Reader's and Writer's Interest Surveys

Two Truths and a Lie - FREE

I am a Learner GLAD Chant

Leadership and Literacy - See a Problem, Solve a Problem unit

Writing Territories - a FREE Lesson Plan for launching Writer's Workshop


For more tips and information on teaching writing, check out my blog and YouTube channel!

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53 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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