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Writing Prompts for Kids

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2nd - 5th
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These 96 Journal Jar Writing Prompts for Kids give students endless creative writing prompts! Have you ever been approached with "I don't know what to write about." during writing time?!? This resource SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM! Your elementary students will love these writing ideas and my hope is that they will spark their writing creativity!

Each creative writing prompt comes in a colorful version and an ink-saving black and white version.

To help your English Language Learners (and engage all students), I've included fun pictures with all of the writing ideas too!

These journal topics for kids can also double as discussion starters for your morning meeting or question of the day!

Not only do you get 32 everyday ideas to keep in your classroom or writing center all year, I've given you prompts for every holiday, season, and theme throughout the year! So you can switch it up, and connect students' writing to their learning!

So, what are you waiting for? These fun writing prompts for your journal jar will be used throughout the year!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.


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