FREE Great Writers Race Writing Activities

Wise Guys
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Zip
20 pages
Wise Guys


Great Writer's Race Q & A, Writing Rubric, and Creative Activities

Common Core Writing Standard: 4

This is a 20-page zipped file contains about 40 creative writing activities and is intended to challenge your creative writers! It is called "The Great Writer's Race" because students will challenge themselves and do some creative writing. The challenge is to earn "race points" in order to get clues to the mystery writer/author.

This file includes:

  • Teacher Tips Handout (2-pages)
  • Q & A Handout (1-page)
  • Choice Cards (11-pages; 40 cards)
  • Grading Rubric (1-page)
  • Student Tracker Sheet (2-pages)
  • Bonus Point Cards (1-page; 8 per page)
  • Author Clue Template (1-page; 3 per page)
  • Author Clue Example (1-page; 3 per page)

As a teacher, you will need to create your own system on how to keep track of the clues students have been given.

Common Core Standard Focus:

Production & Distribution of Writing

CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.3.4, W.4.4, & W.5.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.6.4, W.7.4, & 8.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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