Writing Prompts Choice Boards | 252 Journal Prompts | Print & Digital

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Rachel Lynette
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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28 Prompt Grids (252 Writing Prompts) + Digital Versions
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Love the variety of writing prompts and the choice boards are perfect to allow students the freedom to choose what they want to write about in their journals.
I adore all of your resources, but this one especially a game changer in my room. My kids were able to choose their own topic and it was no prep for me! Win-win!
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Writing prompts can be difficult to think up on the spot, so these 250+ prompts are a wonderful way to liven up your journal writing unit!



  • 28 Writing Prompt Grids (9 prompts per grid)


  • Google Slides
  • Easel Activity


  • Digital or Print
  • So many writing prompt options!

Great for 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade! 


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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable. 

The Tic-Tac-Toe format offers several advantages:

-Nine options is enough so that students feel like they have some choice about what they write about without feeling overwhelmed with a huge list of possibilities. 

-Because they choose three prompts in a row, students must make choices, weighing one prompt against another. A student may very well find that in order to choose the prompt he most wants, he must also complete a prompt that he will find more challenging. However, that more challenging prompt is likely to be met with less resistance than if there was no choice and no more motivating prompt to go with it. 

-Since each student is only required to complete three of the nine prompts each week, you could use the remaining prompts for extra credit.

-More variety each week (than a single daily prompt you put on the board) means more interesting sharing if you have students read entries aloud, and more interesting reading for you when you check their entries!

Teacher Tip

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ "I adore all of your resources, but this one especially a game changer in my room. My kids were able to choose their own topic and it was no prep for me! Win-win!" -Erin L.

✏️ "I love these! They give the students options for writing topics. I'm able to use them with Kami and it works great! Thanks!" -Amber R.

✏️ "These writing prompts are creative and have saved me time in coming up with engaging options to make my kids actually WANT to write. As third graders, it's important to them to also have some input into their own learning. This was perfect for letting them have choices." -Dana H.



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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

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This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. 

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This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

SKU: 106411

Total Pages
28 Prompt Grids (252 Writing Prompts) + Digital Versions
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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