Five months of writing placemats that can be used with a writer's notebook or as a stand alone writing program. Each month has a variety of writing topics. Students select a horizontal row and answer all prompts in that row by the end of the month. Topic headings include student choice, response to reading, quotes and proverbs, illustrate it, lists, and teacher's choice. This eliminates the need to think of writing topics, while giving the students a choice in their writing. These can be reduced in size on a copier and pasted inside a writer's notebook.