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In the four-plus years of StarTeaching's existence, we have always tried to provide our readers with real resources that can be utilized in the classrooms.  This page includes all of the Writing Prompts featured in our monthly newsletters.  That's a whopping 1070 prompts!  And we will continue to bring you more in the future!

 

A Full Year of Writing Prompts
From our 2009 Newsletters

We present you here with the entire collection of Writing Prompts from our 2009 newsletters.  That's 240 writing prompts!!!
As always, feel free to change, adapt, or adjust these writing prompts to fit your class and students.

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What will be your most difficult exam this semester?  Why?

Day
2

Would you rather take an exam or do a project for class?  Why? 

Day
3

Why do schools give exams to students?

Day
4

Do you think that exams really demonstrate what a student has learned over the semester?

Day
5

Write down FIVE important things you've learned in school this week. 

Day
6

What job would you like when you are done with school?

Day
7

How will you have to prepare yourself for the job of your dreams?

Day
8

Describe 5 important facets of your dream job.  Why are these important to you?

Day
9

How can you set your goals now to reach that dream job later on?

Day
10

Create a short story where the main character must use something we learned in class.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What does LOVE mean?

Day
2

Why do people fall in love? 

Day
3

Who are the people you love the most?  Why?

Day
4

Why do we send Valentines to people we love?

Day
5

Describe how something we learned in class this week can be applied to real life.. 

Day
6

What is the difference between liking someone and loving someone?

Day
7

How can you tell someone you love him or her?

Day
8

Describe 5 ways to show someone that he or she is important to you.

Day
9

Why is it important to love others?

Day
10

What are 5 subjects in college that can use something we learned in class this week?.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is LUCK?

Day
2

Why do people believe in LUCK? 

Day
3

Who are the Luckiest people you know?  Why are they so lucky?

Day
4

How can you make yourself more Lucky?

Day
5

Write a short paragraph describing how you can use some class information we learned this week in real life. 

Day
6

How can good preparation increase your Luck?

Day
7

What are 10 ways you can be unlucky?

Day
8

Describe 5 ways you can change your luck.

Day
9

Why are some people Lucky and others are Unlucky?

Day
10

Write down THREE questions (with answers) based on information you learned in class this week.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Describe a difficult choice you've had to make.  Why was this difficult?

Day
2

How do you make choices in your life? 

Day
3

What is a job that requires choices to be made on a daily basis?

Day
4

How can a choice be good or bad?

Day
5

Describe how you made good choices in school this week. 

Day
6

Describe how you made good decisions at home this week.

Day
7

What are 10 ways you can make good decisions?

Day
8

How are goals and decisions related?

Day
9

Why is it important to make good decisions?

Day
10

Describe a new skill you learned this week in school.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to stay in shape?

Day
2

How can you keep yourself in good shape during the school year? 

Day
3

What is a job that requires you to be in good shape?

Day
4

How can you keep in good shape over the summer?

Day
5

What are two things you learned in your science class that relate back to math class? 

Day
6

Why is it important to make a good decision to stay in shape?

Day
7

What are 10 ways you can encourage others to stay in good shape?

Day
8

Describe a time someone wasn't in very good shape.  Tell what happened and how it all turned out.

Day
9

Why does being in good shape make a good first impression?

Day
10

What is something you learned in your social studies class this week that relates to your science class?.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do people enjoy the outdoors?

Day
2

What are FIVE activities people enjoy doing in the outdoors? 

Day
3

Why is camping such a fun activity?

Day
4

How can you help your family to plan outdoor activities?

Day
5

Describe three important lessons you learned this week. 

Day
6

What is your favorite kind of animal?

Day
7

Describe FIVE animals that people like.  Why are they favorites?

Day
8

Why do people connect with certain animals?

Day
9

What are the differences between a wild animal and a domesticated animal?

Day
10

Write down FIVE things you learned this week OUTSIDE of class.  Why was each important?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is special about the Super Bowl?

Day
2

Why do so many Americans watch the Super Bowl? 

Day
3

What are some of the traditions of the Super Bowl party?

Day
4

Will you and/or your family be watching the Super Bowl this year?  Why or why not?

Day
5

Describe something you learned from another class this week that can be applied to something we study in our class. 

Day
6

What is your favorite thing to do on a Snow Day?

Day
7

Why do schools call off school in bad weather?

Day
8

Why is school transportation safety so important?

Day
9

Why do students enjoy a Snow Day so much?

Day
10

Describe how you can use something we learned in class again later on this year.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What does SOLITARY mean?

Day
2

Why do many people like to be alone at times? 

Day
3

Are people SOLITARY or are they meant to be in communities?  Why or why not?

Day
4

Describe 5 jobs in which a person works totally alone.

Day
5

Write down THREE questions you need answered from class this week. 

Day
6

What is LOVE?

Day
7

Why do people fall in LOVE?

Day
8

What are 5 ways to tell that people are in LOVE?

Day
9

Describe 5 ways to show someone you love him or her.

Day
10

What is something useful you learned in school this week?   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is PREJUDICE?

Day
2

Why are people PREJUDICIAL? 

Day
3

List 5 things about which people can be PREJUDICIAL.

Day
4

List 10 ways that people can keep from being PREJUDICIAL.

Day
5

Describe THREE things you learned really well this week. 

Day
6

What is a STEREOTYPE?

Day
7

Why are STEREOTYPES bad to have?

Day
8

Describe a book, TV show, or movie that displayed STEREOTYPES.

Day
9

Describe a time you have encountered a STEREOTYPE.  Was it accurate or not?.

Day
10

What is something we learned in class this week that you can apply to another class?   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do people cry?

Day
2

What are FIVE reasons why people cry? 

Day
3

Describe the last time you cried.

Day
4

Why is crying tied to emotion?

Day
5

Write down THREE jobs that can use something we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

Why are emotions important to human lives?

Day
7

Do pets show emotions?

Day
8

Describe a book, TV show, or movie displayed characters who felt emotions.

Day
9

Are people in control of their emotions?  Why or why not?

Day
10

List 10 pieces of information you've learned this week in school.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do schools give exams?

Day
2

What are THREE ways you can study well for your exams? 

Day
3

Describe the WORST exam you've ever taken..

Day
4

Why are EXAMS so important to evaluating your understanding of a course?

Day
5

Describe FIVE important lessons you've learned this marking period. 

Day
6

What are FIVE alternative assessments a student could do rather than an end of the year exam?

Day
7

Does an Exam really demonstrate what you have learned?  Why or why not?

Day
8

Describe the BEST exam period you could imagine.

Day
9

What are the best ways to prepare yourself for taking an exam?

Day
10

Write down THREE questions based on something we learned in class this week.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is 'TRASH'?

Day
2

Why is so much trash created by people? 

Day
3

What are 5 ways you can help reduce the amount of trash your family creates?

Day
4

What are 5 ways you can help reduce the amount of trash you create?

Day
5

Describe 3 things you've learned this week that will help you in later life. 

Day
6

Why is TRASH bad for our environment?

Day
7

Why should people recycle items that could otherwise be put into trash?

Day
8

What are 5 ways you can recycle rather than increase trash?

Day
9

Why is recycling important for our environment?

Day
10

Describe how something you've learned this week can be used in your future job or career.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is CURIOSITY?

Day
2

Why are people curious? 

Day
3

Write down 10 things you are curious about.

Day
4

Describe THREE ways you can satisfy your curiosity in an appropriate manner.

Day
5

List 5 important facts we learned this week in class.

Day
6

Are boys or girls more curious about things?  Why do you believe so?

Day
7

Why is it important to be curious about your world?

Day
8

What are THREE things you are curious about at school? 

Day
9

Describe THREE jobs that involve curiosity.

Day
10

 Pose 5 questions based on information we learned in class this week.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is your greatest STRENGTH?

Day
2

How do we develop our strengths? 

Day
3

Write down 5 strengths you have, then number them in order.

Day
4

Describe TWO jobs that could use your strengths to their potential..

Day
5

Write down THREE important lessons you learned about yourself this week.

Day
6

What is your greatest WEAKNESS?

Day
7

How do we overcome our weaknesses?

Day
8

What are THREE jobs that would require you to overcome your weaknesses? 

Day
9

Describe 5 weaknesses you have and tell how you can overcome them.

Day
10

 Describe how something you learned this week in our class can be applied to another class you are taking.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What does PATIENCE mean?

Day
2

How do we show patience in school? 

Day
3

Write down 5 ways you are patient at home.

Day
4

Describe FOUR jobs that require you to be patient.

Day
5

Describe two important lessons you've learned this week in class.

Day
6

Why is it important to be patient with your friends?

Day
7

How do we maintain our patience when there are difficult situations?

Day
8

Describe a time when you have not been patient.  What happened? 

Day
9

Is it always easy to be patient?  Why or why not?

Day
10

 List four facts you've learned this week in school and tell how each is important to real life.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

How do you handle losing someone or something important to you?

Day
2

What does it mean to lose something? 

Day
3

Describe 3 ways you can cope with the loss of something important to you.

Day
4

Describe a time you've lost something important.  How did you move on with your life?

Day
5

How can we use something we learned in class in your home?

Day
6

Why is it important to be able to handle a loss?

Day
7

Describe THREE people who could help you cope with a loss.

Day
8

What positives can come out of dealing with a loss? 

Day
9

How can you bounce back after a loss?

Day
10

 What is a new skill you've learned so far this year that you can apply to any class?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What expectations do your parents put on you?

Day
2

What expectations do each of your teachers put on you? 

Day
3

Describe 3 expectations you have for yourself.

Day
4

Why is it important to have high expectations?

Day
5

Describe how something we learned today in class is useful in real life.

Day
6

What responsibilities do you have for your behavior?

Day
7

Describe the responsibilities you have for your attitude.

Day
8

What are FIVE responsibilities you have as a student? 

Day
9

What are THREE responsibilities you have in your home?

Day
10

 What are TWO questions you still have about anything we covered this week in class?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is a gift?

Day
2

Why is it important to  give gifts to others? 

Day
3

Describe 3 gifts you plan on giving this year.

Day
4

Why do we give gifts to others?

Day
5

Describe a gift you've received in school this week.  How will it help you in your future?.

Day
6

Why is it more important to give than to receive?

Day
7

Describe ways you can give of yourself to others this holiday season.

Day
8

What are FIVE important ways you can help others this holiday season? 

Day
9

Why is it important to send gifts to soldiers stationed around the world?

Day
10

 What are THREE ways you and your classmates can give gifts to needy people this holiday?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What are THREE careers you are interested in?

Day
2

Write down FIVE important positive aspects of your favorite career. 

Day
3

Write down THREE important negative aspects of your favorite career.

Day
4

How can you get good advice on choosing a career?

Day
5

List THREE things you learned in school this week that will apply to your favorite career. 

Day
6

What is the difference between a job and a profession?

Day
7

What are FIVE jobs you think you might have before you find your profession?

Day
8

Why is it important to have several jobs before taking on a profession?

Day
9

Do people change professions more often than they change jobs?  Why or why not?

Day
10

List FIVE real-life jobs that will use something we learned in class this week.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What does it mean to be obsessed?

Day
2

Write down FIVE obsessions people can have. 

Day
3

Describe a GOOD obsession.  Why is it good?

Day
4

How can an obsession be a bad thing?

Day
5

Describe TWO important pieces of information you learned in the first week of school. 

Day
6

What is your favorite TV show?  Why?

Day
7

Describe THREE TV shows that you (or someone you know) enjoys.  What makes them enjoyable?

Day
8

What are FIVE jobs that are related to your favorite TV show?

Day
9

Can TV shows truly mimic real life?  Why or why not?

Day
10

What are THREE goals you have for class this year?.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

How do you show respect to a guest speaker?

Day
2

Write down FIVE ways to show respect to your teachers. 

Day
3

Describe a situation where someone has been disrespectful to a speaker or teacher.  

Day
4

Why is respect important?

Day
5

Who has been your favorite teacher so far this year?  Why is this so? 

Day
6

Is it important to show respect to your friends?  Why or why not?

Day
7

Describe a movie where a character is disrespectful.  Why is this bad?

Day
8

Why is showing respect a sign of maturity?

Day
9

Write down THREE jobs that require workers to show respect, even when it is difficult.

Day
10

What steps are necessary to reach your most important goal this school year?   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is spooky about the autumn/fall season?

Day
2

Describe THREE ways in which fall or autumn is spooky. 

Day
3

List 10 books or movies that are inspired by the fall/autumn season.  

Day
4

Why do people like spooky things?

Day
5

List 5 important skills you've learned so far in school. 

Day
6

Do people enjoy scary stories?  Why or why not?

Day
7

What is the last scary movie or book you've read?  Why was it scary?

Day
8

What makes Halloween scary?

Day
9

Describe FIVE jobs that involve scary activities.  Why is each scary?

Day
10

What is one skill you've learned in school this year that you can use in real life?   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to listen carefully when someone is speaking?

Day
2

Describe FIVE ways you can be respectful to guest speakers. 

Day
3

What are the THREE most common bad behaviors people make when others are speaking?  

Day
4

Describe ways you can fix those bad behaviors.

Day
5

How can you use something we learned in class this week in another subject area? 

Day
6

What are Tall Tales?

Day
7

Describe a Tall Tale you've heard once.  What makes it a Tall Tale?

Day
8

Why are Tall Tales examples of Folklore?

Day
9

Describe THREE ways that Tall Tales are created.  How do these become larger-than-life?

Day
10

Prioritize a list of the 5 most important things we've learend in class this week.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts
Day 1 What is TRUST?
Day 2 Describe THREE ways you know your parents have TRUST in you.
Day 3 What are the ways you TRUST your teachers to provide you with a good education?
Day 4 Who are FIVE people you trust completely?  Why do you trust each of them?
Day 5 Describe two skills you learned this week.  How will each be helpful in real life?
Day 6 Why is it important to TRUST others?
Day 7 Describe a time you have had to TRUST someone else.  How well did it work out?
Day 8 List FIVE people who trust you completely.  Why do they trust you?
Day 9 What does being TRUSTWORTHY say about your own personal character?
Day 10 What is ONE important thing you learned OUTSIDE of school this week?

 

A Full Year of Writing Prompts
From our 2008 Newsletters

We present you here with the entire collection of Writing Prompts from our 2008 newsletters.  That's 240 writing prompts!!!
As always, feel free to change, adapt, or adjust these writing prompts to fit your class and students.

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do we value our health so much in our country?

Day
2

Describe THREE ways you can be more healthy in the new year.

Day
3

How has technology improved our ability to be healthier than we were in decades past?

Day
4

What are FIVE health problems you hope to avoid in your lifetime?

Day
5

Create a short story or poem which describes something we learned in class this week.. 

Day
6

Why do people want to lose weight at the beginning of each year?

Day
7

What is considered to be a healthy weight?

Day
8

Describe TEN ways you can eat better in your daily life.

Day
9

Why is it important to eat a balanced diet daily?

Day
10

 Create a short, FIVE question, fill-in-the-blanks quiz to cover this week's class information.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do Americans love chocolate so much?

Day
2

Describe THREE different foods you enjoy that incorporate chocolate .

Day
3

How has chocolate been a part of American history and culture?

Day
4

What are Ten different chocolate candies you can give as a present?

Day
5

Write down THREE things you learned well this week in class.

Day
6

Why is it important to learn how to swim?

Day
7

What are FOUR important water activities that require a knowledge of swimming?

Day
8

Create a short story or poem that includes a character who swims.

Day
9

How can knowing how to swim save your life?

Day
10

 Create FOUR questions about information you still don't know well from this week's classes.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What does 'Guilt By Association' mean?

Day
2

Are bystanders responsible for the actions of someone who commits a crime?.

Day
3

How could you defend yourself from a charge of 'Guilt by Association'?

Day
4

How is 'Guilt by Association' different from 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'?

Day
5

Write down 5 important facts you learned in class this week..

Day
6

Why do Americans enjoy fast food?

Day
7

List your favorite fast foods.

Day
8

Why was fast food developed in our country?  

Day
9

Is fast food really fast?  Why or why not?

Day
10

 Write down THREE things you still are having difficulty with in class.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is a 'Life-Changing Event'?

Day
2

Describe THREE life-changing events that could affect you.  

Day
3

How can a natural disaster be a life-changing event?

Day
4

How can moving be a life-changing event?

Day
5

Create a short, 10 question TRUE/FALSE quiz to cover this week's class information.

Day
6

How has the internet changed over your lifetime?

Day
7

Describe FIVE important aspects of the internet that you use on a daily basis.

Day
8

How is the internet used in your classes at school? 

Day
9

What are THREE ways you wish you could use the internet in class?

Day
10

 Describe THREE bits of information from another class that relates to something we studied this week.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to learn a foreign language?

Day
2

What are FIVE benefits to your future to learn a foreign language now? 

Day
3

Why do you suppose many colleges and universities require students to take a foreign language in high school?

Day
4

Describe THREE ways you could use a foreign language in your future job.

Day
5

Write down FIVE important facts you've learned this week in class.

Day
6

What is a FEAR?

Day
7

Why do people have irrational fears?

Day
8

How can a FEAR keep you from living a full, rich, rewarding life? 

Day
9

What are THREE ways you can confront your fears?

Day
10

 Write a short paragraph that details what we've covered this week in class.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to live a healthy lifestyle?

Day
2

What are THREE benefits to living in a healthy manner? 

Day
3

Brainstorm an list of 10 ways you can be more healthy on a daily basis.

Day
4

Describe THREE ways you could use a foreign language in your future job.

Day
5

Write a short poem that describes an important lesson we learned this week in class.

Day
6

What does LITERACY mean?

Day
7

Why is it important to be literate in our society?

Day
8

What are FIVE ways you can become more literate? 

Day
9

Describe THREE jobs that require reading on a daily basis.

Day
10

 Write down THREE important words or terms (and their definitions) we've learned in class this week.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is the Super Bowl such a huge day for Americans?

Day
2

Describe FOUR different types of Super Bowl parties. 

Day
3

Do Americans really remember the winners of Super Bowls?  Why or why not?

Day
4

What is the most exciting part of a Super Bowl game?

Day
5

Describe THREE important things you've learned this week in any class in school. 

Day
6

What is TIME?  How do we define TIME?

Day
7

Why do people wear watches?  Give TEN reasons.

Day
8

Describe what you think the following means:
"Time Waits for No One"

Day
9

Why are people always fighting time?

Day
10

Create a short story in which you pose THREE questions from class this week.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to celebrate SUCCESS?

Day
2

Describe THREE different Successful Events in your life. 

Day
3

What does it mean to be a SUCCESS?

Day
4

What are FIVE ways you can celebrate a SUCCESSFUL endeavor?

Day
5

Create a short, 10 question TRUE/FALSE quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

What is the difference between an Successful person and everyone else?

Day
7

What are FIVE traits of Successful people?

Day
8

Describe THREE ways you can be more successful in school.

Day
9

How can you be Successful in achieving your dreams?

Day
10

Write down FIVE important facts you've learned this week in class.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do humans dream?

Day
2

Describe FIVE different dreams you've had recently. 

Day
3

What does it mean to dream of something better in life?

Day
4

What THREE ways you can help make your dreams come true?

Day
5

Write down FIVE important things we've learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What is the difference between a DREAM and a GOAL?

Day
7

How do Goals and Dreams relate to each other?

Day
8

Describe THREE goals you have and how these will help you achieve your dreams.

Day
9

How does having dreams and goals make you more successful?

Day
10

List THREE items from class this week that you'd like more information about.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is a natural disaster?

Day
2

Describe THREE different natural disasters. 

Day
3

How does a natural disaster change the world?

Day
4

What are FIVE ways that a natural disaster affects human life?

Day
5

What are THREE jobs that will use something we learned in class today? 

Day
6

Why do humans explore space?

Day
7

What are FIVE important things humans hope to learn from studying space?

Day
8

How has the study of space changed in the last fifty years?

Day
9

What will we learn about space that will affect life on earth?

Day
10

Describe ONE thing we learned in class as if you were to teach it to an elementary student.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What are FIVE things you plan on doing during your summer vacation?

Day
2

Describe THREE activities you can do in the summer. 

Day
3

How can you continue to learn over the summer break?

Day
4

List 10 good summer jobs and why you would be good at them.

Day
5

How can you use something that we learned in class today in later life? 

Day
6

Why do people barbecue in the summer?

Day
7

What are FIVE great foods you can barbecue?

Day
8

How does outdoor cooking make summer better?

Day
9

What are the best summer events to barbecue at?

Day
10

List 10 important things we've learned in class this semester.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Create a short story or poem about a rainstorm.

Day
2

Describe THREE outdoor activities you can do while its raining. 

Day
3

Describe FIVE indoor activities you can do when its raining.

Day
4

What are 10 ways that rain is important to our world?

Day
5

Create a short, fill-in-the-blanks quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

Why do people enjoy activities near the water during the summer?

Day
7

What are FIVE activities you can enjoy in the water?

Day
8

How can you be safe when enjoying water activities?

Day
9

What is your favorite water activity?  Why do you enjoy it so much?

Day
10

Write down THREE questions you still have about anything we learned in class this week.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is FREEDOM?

Day
2

What does it mean to truly live FREE? 

Day
3

Brainstorm an list of 10 Freedoms you enjoy on a daily basis.

Day
4

Describe THREE ways you can celebrate our Freedom as Americans.

Day
5

List 5 important facts we learned this week in class.

Day
6

Why do Americans take their FREEDOMS so seriously?

Day
7

Why is it important to celebrate our FREEDOM?

Day
8

Make a list of 10 FREEDOMS that some people in other countries DO NOT have. 

Day
9

Describe THREE jobs that only exist in America because of our FREEDOMS.

Day
10

 Pose 5 questions based on information we learned in class this week.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What are your favorite kind of books to read and why?

Day
2

What does it mean to be a good reader? 

Day
3

Create a list of 10 books you'd like to read this year.

Day
4

Describe what you can do to improve your reading skills.

Day
5

Describe how we used reading skills this week in class to learn important information.

Day
6

Why is it important to read a variety of different works?

Day
7

Describe your favorite place to read.  Give the physical details of the setting as well as how you feel when you're there.

Day
8

Describe some other types of materials that make worthy reading. 

Day
9

List 10 jobs that use reading on a daily basis.

Day
10

 What are THREE aspects of class that could have been improved this week?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to be respectful toward substitute teachers?

Day
2

Write down THREE ways you can make a substitute teacher's day pleasurable. 

Day
3

What behaviors should you display for a substitute teacher?

Day
4

How will class be different when you have a substitute teacher compared to your regular teacher?

Day
5

Describe FIVE important facts you've learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What is wisdom?

Day
7

Why is it important to study wisdom?

Day
8

How can you learn to be more wise?

Day
9

Describe FIVE important pieces of wisdom you've learned from your family.

Day
10

Write down THREE questions you still have about something we learned this week in class.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is the definition of 'DANGER'?

Day
2

List 10 Dangerous situations you must be aware of in your daily life. 

Day
3

How can you avoid Danger in your home?

Day
4

How can Danger be avoided at school?

Day
5

Write down THREE jobs that will use something we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

How can your parents help you avoid Dangerous Situations?

Day
7

How can your teachers help you avoid Dangerous Situations at school?

Day
8

What should you do if you learn of a potentially Dangerous Situation?

Day
9

Describe FIVE Dangerous Situations that could occur at school.

Day
10

List 10 new facts you learned in any class this week at school.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do people enjoy excitement'?

Day
2

List 10 exciting jobs you might want to have when you get older. 

Day
3

How can you find excitement in your daily life?

Day
4

In what ways can exciting activities be dangerous?

Day
5

What are THREE questions you still have about something you've learned this week in school. 

Day
6

What is a HERO?

Day
7

How can you learn from Heroes?

Day
8

What characteristics define a true Hero?

Day
9

Describe three things that Heroes do.

Day
10

How can you use something we learned in class this week?     

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do people enjoy giving gifts?

Day
2

List 10 gifts you would like to receive. 

Day
3

What are THREE important gifts you plan to give this year?

Day
4

Why is it important to give gifts?

Day
5

Describe THREE jobs that will use something we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What gifts do you plan to give to your parents this year?

Day
7

What gifts do you plan to give to your friends this year?

Day
8

How can giving gifts be a means of thanking someone?

Day
9

How is friendship a gift?

Day
10

Write down 10 facts you've learned in school this past week. 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Describe your favorite type of music.

Day
2

Write down your FIVE most favorite songs.  Then tell why each is among your favorites. 

Day
3

Describe THREE activities you enjoy while listening to music.

Day
4

How can listening to music help you with your homeowork?

Day
5

List 10 items we've learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What does it mean to IMITATE something?

Day
7

What are THREE foods that are commonly imitated?

Day
8

Why is imitating someone else's work such a bad thing?

Day
9

What are THREE movies or songs that have been imitated?

Day
10

List FIVE real-life jobs that will use something we learned in class this week.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to be respectful toward substitute teachers?

Day
2

Write down THREE ways you can make a substitute teacher's day pleasurable. 

Day
3

What behaviors should you display for a substitute teacher?

Day
4

How will class be different when you have a substitute teacher compared to your regular teacher?

Day
5

Describe FIVE important facts you've learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What is wisdom?

Day
7

Why is it important to study wisdom?

Day
8

How can you learn to be more wise?

Day
9

Describe FIVE important pieces of wisdom you've learned from your family.

Day
10

Write down THREE questions you still have about something we learned this week in class.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do schools require students to take high-stakes tests?

Day
2

What are THREE ways you can prepare yourself for a high-stakes test? 

Day
3

Why should students always eat a good breakfast before a big test?

Day
4

How can your teachers prepare you to do well on a high-stakes test?

Day
5

Create a short, 5 question TRUE/FALSE quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

What is CHARACTER?

Day
7

What is the difference between 'being a character' and 'having good character'?

Day
8

How can you improve your character?

Day
9

Describe FIVE important traits of good character.

Day
10

Describe how something we learned this week in class can be related to something you studied in another class.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

Day
2

What are THREE different ways that Americans celebrate Halloween? 

Day
3

Why are holidays like Halloween important?

Day
4

How can you ensure your safety while out during Halloween?

Day
5

Write down FIVE questions you still have about anything you learned in school this week. 

Day
6

What is a DISGUISE?

Day
7

Why might people use a DISGUISE'?

Day
8

How can you disguise your thoughts and feelings?

Day
9

Describe FIVE jobs that use DISGUISES.

Day
10

Write a short story or poem that describes something we learned in class this week.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do we have a holiday for giving thanks?

Day
2

Describe FIVE things you are thankful for in your life. 

Day
3

Why is it important to take time to give thanks?

Day
4

How can you show others that you are thankful for them?

Day
5

Describe THREE things you learned really well this week. 

Day
6

How can you show your parents you are thankful for their help?

Day
7

How can you show your teachers you are thankful for their guidance?

Day
8

Describe THREE ways you can show your friends you are thankful for their friendship.

Day
9

What freedoms do we enjoy that you are thankful for?

Day
10

 List FIVE real-life jobs that can use something we learned in class this week.   

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is the New Year so important to celebrate?

Day
2

What does the New Year represent? 

Day
3

What does your family do to celebrate the New Year?

Day
4

What are some of the celebrations and traditions that occur at the New Year?

Day
5

What is something you learned in class this week that can be applied to another class? 

Day
6

What are THREE New Year resolutions you have for yourself?

Day
7

Why do people make New Year resolutions?

Day
8

How can you make sure your New Year resolutions come true?

Day
9

How can you help others to make their New Year resolutions?

Day
10

What are THREE big concepts you learned in school this week?   

 

A Full Year of Writing Prompts
From our 2007 Newsletters

We present you here with the entire collection of Writing Prompts from our 2007 newsletters.  That's 230 writing prompts!!!
As always, feel free to change, adapt, or adjust these writing prompts to fit your class and students.

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is meant by Success?

Day
2

Why do Americans strive for success in everything they do?   

Day
3

Describe FIVE ways you can be successful in school.

Day
4

Create a short story or poem describing a time you were successful in something you did. 

Day
5

Write down 5 questions you still have about something we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What does it mean to be a success in your job or profession?

Day
7

Make a list of 10 ways success in a job or profession can be seen by others.  

Day
8

Brainstorm a list of FIVE stressful jobs and then match each with a statement of how one could be successful in each.

Day
9

Describe the most successful class you've taken at school.  Why was it a success to you?.  

Day
10

Create a short, 5 question multiple-choice quiz to cover this week's class information.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do people form relationships with each other?

Day
2

What are THREE ways you can improve your relationship with your parents?   

Day
3

Describe FIVE activities you can do to be a better person.

Day
4

Write a short poem or song lyrics to describe a relationship you have with another student. 

Day
5

Write down the THREE things you remember best about what we covered in class this week. 

Day
6

What are THREE important aspects of a good relationship?

Day
7

Make a list of TEN jobs that require workers to have a positive relationship with each other.  

Day
8

How can you improve your relationships with your teachers?

Day
9

What are THREE ways you could start a relationship with someone at school?  

Day
10

Create your own short writing prompt that will cover something important we covered in class this week.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do people take vacations?

Day
2

What are THREE reasons why it is important to take a break from your normal life and work?   

Day
3

Describe in detail FIVE places you'd love to vacation.

Day
4

What are FIVE activities you could do at your favorite vacation spot?  

Day
5

Write down THREE questions you still have about what we covered in class this week? 

Day
6

Why do Americans want to expand into outer space?

Day
7

Make a list of FIVE jobs that are connected to exploring outer space.  

Day
8

How soon should people begin living on the moon or other planets?

Day
9

Describe how a person could prepare him/herself for a career in space exploration.  

Day
10

Create a short, FIVE question multiple-choice quiz to cover this week's informaiton.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is your favorite food?

Day
2

Describe THREE foods you would like to have at every lunch.   

Day
3

Why is it important to know how to cook?

Day
4

If you could have any foods for a special meal, what would you have?  

Day
5

Create a short, 5 question multiple choice quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

What is your definition of courage?

Day
7

Why is it important to stand up for what you believe in?.  

Day
8

What are THREE ways you can display courage at school?

Day
9

Describe FIVE jobs that require courage on a daily basis. 

Day
10

Write down TEN things you learned in school this week.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is your favorite movie?

Day
2

Describe why THREE friends should see your favorite movie too.   

Day
3

What are FIVE reasons why your favorite movie is an excellent movie?

Day
4

If you were starring in a movie, what character would you be and why? 

Day
5

Create a short writing prompt that will cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

What is meant by 'kindness'?

Day
7

Why is it important to show kindness to others? 

Day
8

What are FIVE ways you can be more kind to other people at school?

Day
9

List 10 jobs that require you to be kind to others on a daily basis. 

Day
10

What are THREE questions you still have about something we learned in class this week?  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is the best thing about the last week of school?

Day
2

Describe FIVE important things you've learned in class over the past year.

Day
3

What are THREE reasons why you should you should work hard during the last week of school?

Day
4

Why is it important to do well on your exams?

Day
5

Write down THREE questions you still have about something we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What is meant by 'success'?

Day
7

What are FIVE measures of success? 

Day
8

Describe what success for you will be like in your future.

Day
9

What will a successful job be like for you?. 

Day
10

Create TWO writing prompts for this week's class information. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is your favorite movie?  Why is it your favorite?

Day
2

Do you prefer watching movies at the theater or at home on your TV?  Why?   

Day
3

What makes a great movie?  Describe at least three aspects and give an example for each..

Day
4

Describe FIVE reasons why Americans enjoy watching movies. 

Day
5

Write down 10 facts we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

Why do many students find math a difficult subject?

Day
7

Make a list of TEN ways you can use math in your daily life.  

Day
8

Describe THREE jobs that use math on a daily basis.

Day
9

What are FIVE ways you can be better in math?  

Day
10

Write a short story describing something we learned in class this week.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is the definition of 'happiness'?

Day
2

Describe the happiest day of your life.   

Day
3

What are the THREE happiest moments of your life?.

Day
4

Describe FIVE ways you can be happy every day. 

Day
5

Is happiness always satisfying?  Why or why not? 

Day
6

Create a short story in which happiness is a theme.

Day
7

Make a list of TEN ways you can help other people be happy.  

Day
8

Describe THREE jobs that rely on happiness on a daily basis.

Day
9

What are FIVE ways you can be happier at home or at school?  

Day
10

Create  a short, 10 question true/false quiz to cover this week's class infomration.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

How is technology changing?

Day
2

Describe five new technologies we have that we didn't have TWO years ago.   

Day
3

How has technology changed your life?.

Day
4

Describe FIVE ways you use new technologies in your daily life. 

Day
5

Why is technology changing so rapidly? 

Day
6

Create a short story that illustrates how technology has changed during your life.

Day
7

Make a list of TEN jobs that will change due to technology in the next year.  

Day
8

How are you and your friends' attitudes different toward technology than your parents?.

Day
9

Describe how school will be different in five years just due to the changes in technology.  

Day
10

Create  a writing prompt to help describe what you learned in school this week..  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What job would you love to do when you are older?

Day
2

Describe THREE important aspects of your favorite job.   

Day
3

How can you get the proper training to work in your favorite job?

Day
4

Describe what a typical day in your favorite job is like. 

Day
5

List FIVE questions you still have about anything we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What does it mean to be helpful?

Day
7

Make a list of TEN jobs that require the workers to be helpful to others.  

Day
8

Describe THREE ways you can be more helpful around your home.

Day
9

Brainstorm a list of as many ways as possible to be more helpful at school.  

Day
10

In a freewrite, describe an important item you learned in class this week, and tell how it will be useful in real life.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What does it mean to be brave?

Day
2

Describe FIVE ways you can show bravery in school.   

Day
3

What are 10 jobs that require you to demonstrate bravery on a daily basis?

Day
4

Why is it important to be brave when defending your beliefs? 

Day
5

Create a short writing prompt to display something we learned in class this week.

Day
6

Why should you stand up for your beliefs?

Day
7

Describe a situation where someone has had to be brave for someone else.  

Day
8

Describe THREE ways you can be more brave in your daily home life.

Day
9

Why should you always stand up for your friends? 

Day
10

Write down FIVE important things we learned in class this week. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is your favorite TV show?

Day
2

Describe THREE reasons why it is your favorite show.   

Day
3

If you could be any character from your favorite show, who would you be and why?

Day
4

If you could create your own TV show, what would it be like? 

Day
5

Write a short 10 question True/False quiz to cover this week's class information.

Day
6

What is your favorite restaurant?

Day
7

Describe the menu at your favorite restaurant.  What do you like best?  

Day
8

If you could design a dish at your favorite restaurant, what would  it be and why?

Day
9

What are the top FIVE restaurants you enjoy the most? 

Day
10

List THREE questions you still have about things we learned this week in class 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to celebrate your country's Independence Day?

Day
2

Describe FIVE important freedoms you have in your country.

Day
3

What are THREE reasons why a country should be independent of other countries?

Day
4

Why should we be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy?

Day
5

Create a short writing prompt in relation to freedom. 

Day
6

Why do we enjoy cooking in the outdoors?

Day
7

What are FIVE excellent foods or dishes you can make in the outdoors? 

Day
8

Describe how to make and cook  your favorite outdoor food.

Day
9

Describe your favorite outdoor cooking and eating experience. 

Day
10

Create a short, 5 question multiple-choice quiz to cover this week's class information. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Describe your Favorite Vacation spot.

Day
2

Describe FOUR places you'd like to visit on a vacation.

Day
3

What are THREE reasons why people need to take vacations?

Day
4

What is the best time of year to take a vacation?

Day
5

What are FIVE questions you still have about something we learned in class this week?. 

Day
6

What does it mean to be courteous?

Day
7

What are THREE ways you can be more courteous at home? 

Day
8

Describe FIVE ways students could be more courteous at school.

Day
9

Why would the world be better if more people treated each other courteously. 

Day
10

Describe THREE things you learned really well this week in class. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What are THREE goals you have for the first marking period of school this year?

Day
2

Describe two to four important steps necessary to accomplish each goal listed above.  

Day
3

Why is it important to have goals for your school year?

Day
4

What are THREE other areas in your life you can set goals for the next 6 to 9 weeks? 

Day
5

What are TWO important questions you still have about something you learned this week in class?

Day
6

How do you measure SUCCESS in your classes?

Day
7

What does it mean to be successful?  

Day
8

Why do people want to be successful at the things they do?

Day
9

Is success related to our own sense of inner worth?  Why or why not? 

Day
10

Make up a short, 5 question True/False quiz to cover this week's class information.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

How are students pressured to wear particular types of clothing?

Day
2

Describe Three fashion trends that influence what clothing you wear.  

Day
3

Why is it good to donate your older clothes to needy people?

Day
4

How would you influence other people to begin a fashion trend? 

Day
5

Write a short story that describes something we learned in class this week.

Day
6

Why is it important to stand up for what you believe in?

Day
7

What are FIVE important beliefs you have?  

Day
8

Why do people feel so strongly about their beliefs?

Day
9

Are beliefs right or wrong?  Why or why not? 

Day
10

Create a short FIVE question true/false quiz to cover this week's class information.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

How would you define ART?

Day
2

Why do people study ART? 

Day
3

Describe FIVE different types or genres of art.

Day
4

How has technology been important to art?

Day
5

Write down THREE questions you still have about anything we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

How does art imitate real life?

Day
7

Why is it important to develop your artistic side?

Day
8

List 10 different art skills you have or wish you had.

Day
9

How can you use your art skills in other classes at school?

Day
10

Write FIVE fortunes (from fortune cookies) that state important facts we learned in class this week. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

How has technology changed the way we forcast the weather?

Day
2

Describe FIVE different weather patterns that affect your home. 

Day
3

How does the weather affect your life?

Day
4

What are Three ways that the weather can affect people's moods?

Day
5

Create a short, FIVE question True/False quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

Why do we celebrate the New Year?

Day
7

What are some of the traditions your family has for celebrating the New Year?

Day
8

Describe FIVE changes you will make to your life in the upcoming year.

Day
9

Why is it important to improve our lives each year?

Day
10

Write down Ten important things you learned this week in any class you've had. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is family important?

Day
2

Describe FIVE reasons why your family members are important to you.   

Day
3

What are THREE activities you enjoy doing with your family?

Day
4

Why should family members look out for each other? 

Day
5

Describe FIVE important lessons you learned in class this week.

Day
6

What is the definition of a MYSTERY?

Day
7

List FIVE mysteries you'd like to investigate.  

Day
8

Why do people enjoy mysteries?

Day
9

How are mysteries intimately connected with human life? 

Day
10

Create a short writing prompt that describes something we learned in class this week. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is the best thing about coming back to school?

Day
2

Describe your morning preparation before your first day at school.

Day
3

What are 10 important items you'll need for your classes this year?

Day
4

What are THREE important things you'll learn the first day of school?

Day
5

Describe FIVE things you learned in class this week. 

Day
6

What was one important thing you learned this summer?

Day
7

Why is it good to get back to school? 

Day
8

How can you make the transition back to school as easy as possible?

Day
9

What is your favorite class?  What is your least favorite class?

Day
10

Create a short, 4 question quiz to cover this week's class information. 

 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do people keep pets?

Day
2

Describe a favorite pet you have (or currently have).  

Day
3

What are FIVE great reasons to have a pet?

Day
4

What are THREE important things we can learn from taking care of a pet?

Day
5

Write down THREE questions you still have about something we learned this week. 

Day
6

What are THREE things that cause you stress in your life?

Day
7

Why is it important to deal successfully with stress in your life? 

Day
8

How can school be stressful?

Day
9

What is your most stressful class?  Why is it so stressful?

Day
10

Create a short writing prompt that reviews our weekly class information. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is communication important?

Day
2

Describe FIVE ways that people communicate. 

Day
3

What are TEN ways that communication has improved over the past 100 years?

Day
4

How has technology played an integral part in the development of world wide communication?

Day
5

Create a short, 5 question TRUE/FALSE quiz to cover what we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

How can you communicate better with your parents?

Day
7

Why is it important to communicate effectively with your teachers?

Day
8

What are FIVE ways you can communicate better with your friends?

Day
9

Which of your friends is the best communicator?  Why is that?

Day
10

List TEN important facts or new pieces of information you've learned in class this week. 

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do we celebrate the holidays?

Day
2

Describe FIVE ways that you can be more festive this time of year. 

Day
3

How has technology and communication improved our ability to celebrate the holidays?

Day
4

What are FIVE reasons to be with your family during the holiday season?

Day
5

Write down FIVE questions you still have about something we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

Why is the holiday season a time of giving?

Day
7

What does it truly mean to give a gift to someone?

Day
8

Describe FIVE gifts you could give someone to tell them exactly how you feel about them.

Day
9

Why is gift giving important for our society?

Day
10

Describe THREE things you learned well this week in class, then describe THREE things you still have questions about. 

 

 

A Full Year of Writing Prompts
From our 2006 Newsletters

We present you here with the entire collection of Writing Prompts from our 2006 newsletters.  That's 240 writing prompts!!!
As always, feel free to change, adapt, or adjust these writing prompts to fit your class and students.

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do people make New Year's Resolutions?

Day
2

How are you going to be a better person in the New Year?

Day
3

If you could change THREE things about yourself this year, what would they be and why?

Day
4

What are FOUR ways you can improve yourself as a student in the next semester?

Day
5

Write down FIVE important things you learned today in class.

Day
6

Why is it important for people to have goals?  

Day
7

What is the difference between a goal and a dream? Give TWO examples.

Day
8

What is a goal?  How is a goal achieved?

Day
9

Describe THREE goals you have for the month of January.

Day
10

What are THREE questions you still have about today's lesson?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do we celebrate Valentines Day'?

Day
2

Why is chocolate such an important part of Valentines Day?

Day
3

What are THREE ways you can show your parents you love them?

Day
4

Why is LOVE important in people's lives?.

Day
5

Create a short, 5 question TRUE/FALSE quiz to cover today's class information.

Day
6

What are THREE ways you can show your friends that you appreciate them?  

Day
7

How can you show your teacher you appreciate him/her?.

Day
8

What is the difference between a 'CRUSH' and 'LOVE'?.

Day
9

What are FOUR excellent Valentines' gifts you could get for another person?

Day
10

Write down 5 questions you could ask to gain more information about today's lesson.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What does it mean to be 'LUCKY'?

Day
2

Why do people believe in Luck?

Day
3

What are THREE ways you can improve your 'Luck' at school?

Day
4

Write a short story in which a student is 'Lucky' on a test.

Day
5

Write down 10 important facts you've learned in class this week.

Day
6

It is sometimes said, "Its better to be Lucky than to be Good."  Do you agree with this statement?  Why or why not?  

Day
7

What are THREE ways that good preparation can be seen as 'good luck'?

Day
8

Write down 5 True/False statements (with answers) about what we learned in class today.

Day
9

Why do people wish others 'Good Luck' before they participate in a contest?

Day
10

How can you make your own Luck?  Give THREE real-life examples.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why does the earth need rain?

Day
2

What are FOUR important changes in the weather during the spring?

Day
3

What adjustments does your family make from winter to spring?

Day
4

Create a short, FIVE question multiple-choice quiz to cover today's class information.

Day
5

Write down a short classified ad describing something you could sell in the spring. 

Day
6

Why is it important to be able to solve problems?

Day
7

What are THREE ways that you can be a good problem solver?

Day
8

Is it important to be a good listener to solve problems?  Why or why not?

Day
9

Write a paragraph describing what you learned in class this week.

Day
10

How can you be a problem solver in class?  How can you be a problem solver outside of school?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do we need laws?

Day
2

What are FIVE important laws we need to follow?

Day
3

If you were the president/governor, what laws would you want enforced?

Day
4

Why is it a difficult process to create new laws?  How does this protect our rights?

Day
5

Make up a short, 5 question fill-in-the-blank quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

Why is it important to behave appropriately when you're on a field trip?

Day
7

If you were the teacher, describe TWO different places you'd take your class on a field trip.

Day
8

What can you learn on a field trip that you cannot learn in your regular classroom or school?

Day
9

Why do schools take students on field trips?  Do they have to be 'educational' trips?  Why or why not?

Day
10

Write down THREE questions you still have about what was covered in class this week.  How can you get these answered?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What are THREE goals you have to accomplish over the summer?

Day
2

Create a short poem or song that reviews this week's class information.

Day
3

Describe your favorite activity to do in the summer.

Day
4

What are the differences between spring and summer in the region in which you live?

Day
5

How will you spend your time this summer?  Give FIVE examples. 

Day
6

What is your favorite song and why?

Day
7

Why do people make a personal connection with a particular style of music?

Day
8

Describe FIVE important pieces of information you learned in class this week.

Day
9

If you could play any songs during class, what would they be and why?

Day
10

What song can you relate to the best moment of your life?  What song relates to your worst moment in life, and why?

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What are FIVE activities you would want to do on a 'snow day'?

Day
2

What are the safety precautions school administrators should take in regard to severe weather?

Day
3

How can severe weather negatively impact the school environment?

Day
4

Write a short poem that describes what we've learned in class today.

Day
5

What are the dangers that severe weather can cause to people?

Day
6

What is a 'wish'?  What are THREE things you would wish for?  

Day
7

Describe how a wish could positively impact or help others..

Day
8

Create a FIVE question TRUE/FALSE quiz covering today's class information.

Day
9

How can a wish be destructive?

Day
10

Why do people want to have wishes?  Why do people always 'wish' for more in life?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is it important to learn to use a computer?

Day
2

Brainstorm FIVE important changes in computer technology.

Day
3

Create a short writing topic to cover today's lesson from class.

Day
4

How has technology changed in the last 10 years?

Day
5

Describe THREE positive changes and THREE negative changes from the advancement of technology.

Day
6

Create a short poem (rhyming is optional) which includes TWO main ideas from today's class lesson.

Day
7

What is your favorite type of music?  Why do you like it the best?

Day
8

Why is music important to human culture?

Day
9

Brainstorm a list of 10 songs you like, and then rank them in order.

Day
10

Create 10 lines of song lyrics to explain a concept from class.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Describe THREE activities you enjoy doing once winter ends.

Day
2

What does 'Cabin Fever' mean?  How can you cure it?

Day
3

Name FIVE plants that blossom in your area in the spring, and tell why each is important.

Day
4

What is one profession or job that could use the information we learned today in class?

Day
5

Why do people look forward to spring?  

Day
6

What is a ROLE MODEL?  Why do people need them? 

Day
7

How is a ROLE MODEL different from a hero or a celebrity?

Day
8

What THREE things did you understand the best from today's lesson?  What ONE thing do you still need more explanation on?

Day
9

Name TWO historical role models and tell why each should be remembered.

Day
10

Who has been a ROLE MODEL to you in your life, and how?

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Describe the writing process.  What steps are needed?

Day
2

List 5 reasons why you should brainstorm and organize your thoughts before you start writing.

Day
3

Why is it important to write a rough draft/rough copy before you have a final copy?

Day
4

Brainstorm a list of 10 jobs or professions that use writing on a daily basis.

Day
5

Write a short story or poem describing what any student should have leaned this week in class.

Day
6

How can you prepare for an emergency situation at home? 

Day
7

Describe THREE reasons why we practice fire drills at school.

Day
8

Why should your family have an emergency plan for your home?  How will it help save your family?

Day
9

Describe FIVE important things you should do if there's a fire in your house.

Day
10

Create 5 questions you should ask your teacher for more information relating to this week's class information.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

Day
2

What are FIVE important freedoms we now have that other countries do not?

Day
3

Why is it important to show your thanks to a veteran on Memorial Day?

Day
4

Would you have fought for our country's freedom?  Why or why not?

Day
5

Write a short poem describing what we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

Why do we have national symbols such as our flag, our national anthem, and the eagle?

Day
7

What are THREE reasons why monuments are built to honor past national heroes?

Day
8

Describe what the colors on our flag represent.

Day
9

How has our American Flag changed over the years?

Day
10

Write down FIVE true/false statements that describe what we learned in class this week.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What are THREE reasons that people plant gardens?

Day
2

Describe FIVE goals people have for working in the outdoors.

Day
3

What does a person's love of the outdoors say about that person?

Day
4

Describe THREE questions you still have about this week's lessons in class.

Day
5

Why is planting a garden a sign of believing in the future? 

Day
6

What are FOUR activities you can do in the water during the summer?

Day
7

In a short story or poem, describe the refreshing feeling of a cool swim on a hot day.

Day
8

Why do many Americans have a desire to live on or near the water?

Day
9

How have outdoor summer activities changed over the past five years?

Day
10

Create a 5 short fill-in-the blanks questions about what we learned in class this week.

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Describe FOUR important ways to stay cool in the summer.

Day
2

Why do living things need water to survive?  Give TWO examples.

Day
3

Brainstorm a list of at least 10 activities you can do in a lake.

Day
4

Why is it important to drink plenty of water in hot weather?  

Day
5

Write down FIVE questions you still have about what we covered in class this week. 

Day
6

Why is it important to Americans to celebrate the Fourth of July?

Day
7

Give FIVE examples of how different people celebrate Independence Day.

Day
8

Why are fireworks displayed during the Fourth of July?  What do they remind us of?

Day
9

What event does Independence Day  commemorate?  Why is this so important to American history?

Day
10

Create a short, FIVE question fill-in-the-blanks quiz to cover today's information.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

If you were the teacher this year, what class rules would you make?

Day
2

Why do teachers have particular rules in their classrooms?  

Day
3

Brainstorm a list of at least 5 important rules that should be in every classroom.

Day
4

Why is it important to maintain a safe learning environment in school? 

Day
5

Create a short poem or story to demonstrate something important we learned this week in class.. 

Day
6

Why do Americans celebrate Labor Day?

Day
7

Give THREE examples of outdoor activities  families can do on Labor Day.

Day
8

Why is work such an important part of American culture?  Why is it important that people work?

Day
9

Would you rather have school begin before Labor Day, or after Labor Day?  Why?

Day
10

Create a short, TEN question True/False quiz to cover this week's class information.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is your favorite class so far this year, and why?

Day
2

What is your least favorite class so far this year, and why?   

Day
3

Brainstorm a list of at least 5 ways you can make your least favorite class better.

Day
4

Describe how you could make your favorite class even better. 

Day
5

Write down FIVE questions you have about something we learned in class this week 

Day
6

Why do Americans celebrate Patriot Day?

Day
7

What is a Patriot?  Why were the Patriots so important to American history?

Day
8

Describe TWO ways you can show your patriotism in your school.

Day
9

Is patriotism important in today's world?  Why or why not?

Day
10

Create TWO short writing assignments based on what we've learned this week in class..

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Create a list of 10 reasons why Autumn is the best season of the year.

Day
2

Describe THREE outdoor activities you can do in the fall.   

Day
3

In a short story or poem, describe the change of seasons in your town from summer to fall.

Day
4

How do you prepare yourself for the change of seasons? 

Day
5

Create a short 10 question True/False quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

Why do Americans celebrate Columbus Day?

Day
7

How did Columbus positively or negatively affect the history of North America?

Day
8

Why were explorers important to history?

Day
9

What imagination was necessary for explorers to leave their home ports and sail across the ocean?

Day
10

Brainstorm a list of 15 important things you learned in class this week.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Day
2

What are THREE important traditions your family has on Thanksgiving?   

Day
3

What are some of the differences between the first Thanksgiving and our modern celebrations?

Day
4

Write a short story or poem describing what a Pilgrim would think of our modern Thanksgiving. 

Day
5

Create a short, 5 question multiple-choice quiz to cover what we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

Describe THREE ways you can be more cheerful at school.

Day
7

What does it mean to be 'cheerful'?  Give TWO examples.  

Day
8

Why is it important to stay cheerful even in difficult situations?

Day
9

How can you help your friends be more cheerful outside of school?

Day
10

Write a short paragraph describing THREE important facts we learned in class this week.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why is Christmas time the time for giving gifts?

Day
2

Why do we celebrate Christmas?   

Day
3

Describe FIVE important gifts you could give to a friend.

Day
4

Create a short story or poem describing what Christmas was like 100 years ago. 

Day
5

Create a short 10 question True/False quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
6

Why is it more important to give than to receive?

Day
7

Make a list of 10 ways you can show your spirit of giving.  

Day
8

Create a short story describing how someone has found the spirit of giving.

Day
9

Describe the best gift you've ever given someone.  

Day
10

In a short freewrite, describe a real life application for something we learned in class this week.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What does Sportsmanship mean to you?

Day
2

Describe THREE ways an athlete can demonstrate good Sportsmanship?.

Day
3

How can a team improve its Sportsmanship?

Day
4

What are THREE ways a coach can help his/her team improve its Sportsmanship?

Day
5

Write a short story which demonstrates something we learned in class this week. 

Day
6

Create a short story that could be told around a camp fire.

Day
7

What are FIVE reasons why people enjoy sitting around camp fires?

Day
8

Why are 'ghost stories' often told around camp fires?

Day
9

Describe how to build a campfire.  You can use your imagination if you wish.  

Day
10

Create a 10 question, True/False quiz to cover this week's class information.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is the best thing about going back to school?  What is the worst thing?

Day
2

Who is the first person you're going to talk to when you return to school?  Why?

Day
3

Describe TWO stories you are going to tell a friend about your summer experiences.

Day
4

Brainstorm a list of 10 items you'll need for your school classes. 

Day
5

Write out a short paragraph which describes something you've learned about yourself this summer. 

Day
6

Describe your favorite class.  Why is it your favorite?  What makes it great?

Day
7

Describe your least favorite class.  What makes it so dismal?  

Day
8

Brainstorm a list of 8 different goals you could have for yourself this school year.

Day
9

Who is your favorite teacher?  Why?  What are the qualities of a good teacher?

Day
10

Write up a brief synopsis (summary) of what you've learned in one class this first week of school.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What expectations are set up in each of your classes by your teachers?

Day
2

Describe THREE different rules you must follow in your room.

Day
3

Brainstorm 10 ways to develop a positive relationship with other students at school.

Day
4

What boundaries or limits exist between you and each of your teachers?

Day
5

Write a short story describing what you learned during your first week of school. 

Day
6

Describe FIVE ways your class is like a team?

Day
7

How can you improve the climate of your  classroom?

Day
8

Why is it  important to be a good team player in your classes?

Day
9

Create a short 5 question, multiple-choice quiz to cover this week's class information. 

Day
10

List 10 ways you can help your classmates be better students in class.

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

Why do students cheat on assignments or tests?

Day
2

What are the FIVE best excuses students have used to explain why their homework was not finished?

Day
3

Describe why cheating is such a bad offense in schools.

Day
4

What are THREE ways you can keep someone from cheating off of your work or your tests?

Day
5

Create a short story that involves a student who is caught cheating.  Describe what happens. 

Day
6

What is your favorite food for lunch?

Day
7

If you could design the school lunch for a day, what would you put on the menu?

Day
8

Why is it important to eat a balanced diet every day?

Day
9

Create a short writing prompt your class could do on the subject of nutrition. 

Day
10

List 10 ways you can eat better, more nutritious meals at school.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What are FIVE reasons why people hunt animals?

Day
2

Describe what animals the original Pilgrims hunted.

Day
3

What did the Native Americans teach the Pilgrims about hunting?  

Day
4

Brainstorm a list of TEN foods you think the original Pilgrims had on Thanksgiving.  Then research to check the foods on your list.  

Day
5

Make up a short, 5 question, multiple-choice quiz to cover this week's info.   

Day
6

What does RESPONSIBILITY mean to you?

Day
7

What are THREE ways you can show your teachers you are being RESPONSIBLE?

Day
8

How can you show your parents you are being RESPONSIBLE?

Day
9

Create a short story or poem describing a situation where a student must display his/her responsibility. 

Day
10

Write down THREE questions you still have about anything we learned in class this week.  

 

10 Days Of
Writing 
Prompts 

Day
1

What is a definition for 'SUCCESS'?

Day
2

Describe THREE ways you can be successful in school?

Day
3

Why do people find it important to be a success.

Day
4

Brainstorm a list of FIVE ways you can be a success in your life.  

Day
5

Create a short story or poem that teaches something we learned this week in class.   

Day
6

What is your favorite activity during the holidays?

Day
7

Describe FIVE family activities that can be done over the holidays.

Day
8

Why is it important to spend quality time with your family during the holidays?

Day
9

Create a short story or poem describing your best holiday memory. 

Day
10

What are the TWO things you've learned the BEST this week in class? 

A Full Year of Writing Prompts
From our 2005 Newsletters

We present you here with the entire collection of Writing Prompts from our 2005 newsletters.  That's right, all 120 writing prompts from our Inaugural Year!  As always, feel free to change, adapt, or adjust these writing prompts to fit your class and students.

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

What was one important piece of new information we learned today?

Day
2

Create 5 "Did You Know" trivia statements that cover today's class information.

Day
3

Describe a real life job that could use what we learned today in class.

Day
4

Write a short, 5 question quiz (with answers) that covers today's information.

Day
5

How can we use what we learned today in our daily lives?

Day
6

What is meant by HONESTY?  How do you show your honesty every day?

Day
7

Describe why it is important to be HONEST during test taking situations.

Day
8

How do you show you are an HONEST person?  List 10 ways, and then prioritize them.

Day
9

Brainstorm 10 jobs that require all of their employees to show HONESTY.

Day
10

Describe why it is important to be HONEST with your family and parents.

 

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

Describe FIVE characteristics of a true friend.

Day
2

Why is it important to be honest with your friends?  Explain.

Day
3

If you were in a difficult situation, which of your friends would you want with you?  Why?.

Day
4

Describe a real-life situation where friendship is important.

Day
5

What are THREE ways you can show loyalty to your friends?.

Day
6

What did you understand the BEST about today's lesson in class?

Day
7

Create a FIVE question, Multiple-choice quiz covering today's information from class.

Day
8

Describe your best friend.  Why is this person so important to your life?

Day
9

Brainstorm 15 traits that describe a friend.

Day
10

What are five ways you can be a better friend to people around your school?

 

10 Days Of Writing Prompts

Day
1

If you could travel anyplace over the holidays, where would you go and why?

Day
2

How are you going to spend your time during your holiday break?

Day
3

If you could invent a candy bar, what would you put in its ingredients?

Day
4

Design a writing prompt for covering today's inforamation from class.

Day
5

What holidays does your family celebrate?  What special things do you do as a family?

Day
6

If you could be any character in a video game, who would you be and why?

Day
7

What are FIVE things you would do with One Million Dollars?

Day
8

What would you do if you had magical powers?

Day
9

If you could be any stuffed animal, what would you be and why?

Day
10

Create a FIVE question multiple choice quiz to cover the information from today's class.

 

 

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

What is your definition of a HERO?  Who has been a HERO to you?

Day
2

Brainstorm 5 ways that you can show courage as a student in school

Day
3

Describe, and give examples, of a real-life job that requires BRAVERY.

Day
4

Create THREE writing topics that will review today's class information.

Day
5

Why are HEROES important to our culture?

Day
6

Why is it important to stand up for what you believe is right?

Day
7

Why is it important for us as a culture to celebrate holidays like St. Patrick's Day?

Day
8

How can you show you are a BRAVE person?  List 10 ways, and then prioritize them.

Day
9

Write down THREE questions about something you learned today in class.  Then answer them.

Day
10

What is your favorite holiday?  Give 5 reasons why it is your favorite.

 

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

Why is TEAMWORK important?  How is teamwork used in schools?

Day
2

Brainstorm 5 ways that you can encourage people to work together.

Day
3

Describe, and give examples, of a real-life job that requires TEAMWORK.

Day
4

Create THREE writing topics that will review today's class information.

Day
5

Describe the steps necessary to build a group of people into a team.

Day
6

List 10 positive rewards from working in a team.

Day
7

Why can people accomplish more as a team than they could individually?  Describe THREE examples.

Day
8

How can teamwork overcome bigger challenges than working alone can?

Day
9

Create a 5 question, TRUE or FALSE quiz about what you learned today in class.  Then answer them.

Day
10

What is your toughest class?  Give 5 reasons why it is your most difficult class.

 

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

List FOUR things you could HELP someone else do during the holidays.

Day
2

Why is the holiday season a time for generosity between people?  Give THREE examples to support your answer.

Day
3

If you could totally design the holiday feast, what would you eat and why?

Day
4

Why is it important to help people during the holiday season?

Day
5

Describe FIVE important pieces of information you learned today in class.

Day
6

Write a letter to Santa.  Why do you deserve the items on your list?

Day
7

Is it better to GIVE or to RECEIVE?  Defend your answer with THREE examples

Day
8

What is meant by 'Goodwill'?  How do people show this during the holidays?

Day
9

Describe your favorite holiday treat.  Why do you like it so much?

Day
10

Create a FIVE question true & false quiz to cover the information from today's class.

 

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

What are your FIVE favorite activities to do in the spring?

Day
2

Would you rather have a snow day in the winter, or be finished with school earlier in the summer?  Explain.

Day
3

If you could travel anyplace in the world during spring time, where would you go and why?

Day
4

Describe a real-life job that could use what we learned in class today.

Day
5

Why is getting fresh air and being outdoors important to your daily health?  Brainstorm 10 reasons.

Day
6

Why is it important to use the information you learn in school in real life?

Day
7

Brainstorm a web showing reasons for doing well at the end of the school year.

Day
8

Describe THREE academic goals for yourself before the end of the school year.  How will you achieve each?

Day
9

Create 5 'did you know' trivia statements that cover today's class information.

Day
10

What are FIVE ways you can do better in your school classes?  Explain each.

 

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

What is the greatest challenge you've ever had to face?

Day
2

Why is communication important for a team to function?

Day
3

Why does a group or team need direction?  Give FIVE reasons.

Day
4

Create THREE writing topics that will review today's class information.

Day
5

Why is every member of a team accountable for the team's success or failure?

Day
6

Why is it important to eat right?

Day
7

What different foods do people eat in the spring compared to the winter?

Day
8

Describe THREE fitness goals for yourself.

Day
9

Create a 5 question TRUE/FALSE quiz about what you learned today in class.  Then answer each question.

Day
10

What are FIVE ways you can eat better in the next week?

 

10 Days Of Writing Prompts 

Day
1

Why do some kids become bullies?

Day
2

What are TWO ways to positively react to a bully?

Day
3

How can you keep yourself from being a bully?

Day
4

What are five things you can do to be more helpful at home?

Day
5

Create a FIVE question short quiz to cover the information from today's class.

Day
6

Why is it important to be respectful to school secretaries?

Day
7

Describe two ways you can show respect to the adults in your school?

Day
8

Why do your school's custodial/maintenance staff deserve great amounts of respect?

Day
9

What are THREE things you learned in class today?  What is ONE thing you want to know more about?

Day
10

What are THREE ways you can influence your classmates to be respectful to a substitute teacher?

 

 

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

What is your definition of SUCCESS?  Give at least THREE examples.

Day
2

Why is it important to be successful?  What makes a person a 'success'?

Day
3

How can you show that you will be a successful person?  List FIVE ways.

Day
4

Describe, and give examples, of TWO real life persons you know who are successful.  What makes them successful?

Day
5

Write down THREE goals that will help you be successful next year in school.

Day
6

Create FOUR short writing topics that deal with success.

Day
7

What are TWO important lessons we learned in class?  What is ONE question you still need answered?

Day
8

Is SUCCESS a destination, or a journey?  Why do you think so?

Day
9

Brainstorm 10 ways you can be successful in life

Day
10

Create THREE multiple-choice questions based on what we learned today, and then answer them in complete sentences.

 

10 Days Of Writing  Prompts 

Day
1

Describe FIVE important aspects of your dream job

Day
2

Why is it important to show loyalty in your job?

Day
3

How can you show that you are a trustworthy person?  List THREE ways.

Day
4

What is your definition of TRUST?  How do you fit into your own definition?

Day
5

Create THREE questions based on what we learned today, and then answer them in complete sentences.

Day
6

Create a short story that describes how a molecule of water moves through the water cycle.

Day
7

What did you understand the best from today's lesson?  What did you understand the least?

Day
8

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Day
9

Brainstorm 15 different types of animals that live around your home.

Day
10

What are the FIVE best reasons to have summer break?

 

10 Days Of Writing Prompts

Day
1

What are three things you are thankful for?

Day
2

Describe how you can show you are thankful for the things in your life.

Day
3

Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving?

Day
4

Create a FIVE question multiple choice quiz to cover the information from today's class.

Day
5

Why is it important to SHOW  others you are thankful for them?

Day
6

Why should people be honest when dealing with others?

Day
7

Why is it important to tell the truth?  Give THREE reasons.

Day
8

Describe FOUR ways you can show your honesty in your daily life.

Day
9

List FIVE important facts you learned today in class.

Day
10

What is your definition of 'honesty'?  How can you show you're honest?

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


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