List Writing Prompts

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List Writing: These lists are the ideal tool to inspire young writers to practice sounding out words. The list prompts encourage children to be creative and generate ideas. I’ve also included lists with pictures which allow them to focus on stretching out words. Keep the lists in a writing center, use as an ‘early finisher’ activity, or send them home for writing practice.

Included in this packet:

* 55 List Prompts

* 10 Picture List Prompts

* Editable blank templates to create your own prompts

(PDF and PowerPoint versions included)

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Things In The Forest

Things In The Ocean

Things In The Jungle

Kinds of Pets

Kinds of Insects

Things In a Garden

Things With Wings

Things That Swim

Things That Hop

Things That Crawl


Community Helpers

Things in a Park

Things In a House

Things Babies Need

Birthday Party Shopping List

Things to Bring to a Sleepover


Things I See In The Fall

Things I See In The Winter

Things I See In The Spring

Things I See In The Summer

Things To Bring To The Beach

Things To Pack For a Picnic

Things I Need To Make a Snowman

Things I Need To Make a Scarecrow


Toppings for a Pizza

Healthy Food

Kinds of Candy

Kinds of Ice Cream

Kinds of Drinks

Sour Things

Sweet Things


Types of Shapes

Types of 3D Shapes

Things That Can Roll

Things With Wheels

Things That Are Hot

Things That Are Cold

Things That Are Sticky

Things That Are Soft

Things With Stripes

Things That Float

Things That Sink

Things That Are Loud

Things That Are Quiet


Book Characters

Fairy Tale Characters

Things We Need For School

Things In Our Classroom

Things To Do At Recess


Things That Make Me Laugh

Things That Make Me Happy

Things That I Love

Things That Are Scary

Kinds of Toys

Kinds of Sports


Things You Find In a School

Things You See At The Beach

Animals That Live In The Ocean

Animals That Live In The Forest

Kinds of Pets

Kinds of Fruit

Things That Are Sweet

Things That Have Wheels

Breakfast Menu

Kinds of Clothing


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