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Elementary Writing Prompts

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1st - 4th
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These elementary writing prompts give students endless creative writing prompts! Have you ever been approached with "I don't know what to write about"?!? This resource SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM! Your elementary students will love these writing ideas and my hope is that they will spark their writing creativity!

All of the writing prompts (there's almost 40!) for elementary students come in six versions:

  • Digital: You'll make a copy of them in Google Slides to assign to your students in Google Classroom, etc. These can be used for any grade!
  • Printable, Primary Lines with Drawing Space for Kindergarten and First Grade writing
  • Printable, Double Lines (Handwriting Without Tears style) for Kindergarten and First Grade writing
  • Printable, Primary Lines for First and Second Grade
  • Printable, Double Lines for First, Second, and Third Grade
  • Printable, Single Lines for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade

To help your English Language Learners (and engage all students), I've included fun pictures with all of the elementary opinion writing prompts too! sanddollardeals35

Use these elementary daily writing prompts in your classroom for early finisher activities, in your writing center, as homework, and more! You can also send them home to parents for extended school breaks or distance learning days.

Parents can use these elementary journal writing prompts as independent writing practice for your children, and they will stay engaged with the fun variety of writing prompts for elementary!

These writing prompts for elementary school can also double as discussion starters for your morning meeting or question of the day!

Looking for writing prompts without the paper to write them on? Check out my BEST-SELLINGJournal Jar resource that has almost 100 elementary writing prompts pdf on easy to print and use cards!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
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 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 narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.


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