Are you sometimes wondering how you can get your students writing more while connecting to what they read? Making them excited to write, and proud of what they wrote? These writing prompts give your students a variety of ideas to choose from that relate to the main story selection of the week for Houghton Mifflin Journeys. Students are asked to write at least eight sentences, and at the closure, sharpening up their proofreading skills by looking over their work to make sure it is "A-OK"! We have found that our students look forward to their writing times more because they get to choose their pieces, instead of being directed on what they have to write about. We hope your students will enjoy the reading, writing, and connecting like our students do, too!