Creative Writing Prompts for Kids and Teenagers: Resources for Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers
Creative Writing Prompts with Photos
Writing Prompt Websites and Resources
Writing Prompts: Themes and Seasons
TheTeachersCorner.net This website is a must see for any teacher, but I especially like to use this site whenever I need ideas for writing prompts. Aside from writing prompts the site features a great assortment of printables, lesson plans, thematic units, games and puzzles in a variety of subjects.
The writing prompts at theteacherscorner.net are categorized by month. This is especially helpful when looking for seasonal and thematic prompts. Plus, the developers of this site have provided the prompts in a PDF format. This is excellent for projector use - saves you time and paper on copies!
• Daily Writing Prompts at teacherscorner.net
Writing Prompts: By the Month, with Tips
EducationWorld.com is great resource for just about any teacher. You'll find lessons galore as well as PDF's and community forums on education. This site has a nice line of writing prompts that they call Writing Bug. Writing Bug's can be shown on a projector or downloaded as a PDF file. All the prompts offer brief tips, which encourage the writer to consider a variety of ideas about the prompt. The site has the series categorized by month.
• Writing Bug series at Educationworld.com
Writing Prompts: For Teens and Adults
CreativeWritingPrompts.com This site has a different approach. CreativeWritingPrompts.com features a page with numbers from 1 to 346. You roll your curser over the number and a prompt pops up. There are some really interesting prompts on this page - challenging too. Many of these prompts will encourage creative writing aside from personal narratives. These prompts are great for adults as well. Check it out!
Writing Prompts: Elementary Students
canteach.ca This is hands down the easiest of sites. Although it does not offer PDF files it has an awesome list of prompts. This is a great site to bookmark for any level writer. This site is actually an elementary resource, but I do believe these prompts are effective for teens and young adults alike.
Writing Prompts: By Grade Level
thewritesource.com This site is a writing teacher's dream! I'm going to give you two links for this one. There are two sections of this site that are especially useful when seeking writing prompts. The first section divides the prompts by age and grade level. The prompts are divided by the following grade levels -
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grades 4 - 5
- Grades 6 - 8
- Grades 9 - 12
Click here for the GRADE LEVEL link
The next section of this site that I want to share with you is the Home page. The home page currently features a large section of thumbnails. These thumbnails represent additional prompts. However, I strongly suggest that after you click on a book-cover you scroll down under the prompts where you will find a wonderful assortment of student models. The developers of this website kept this section very user friendly and have listed these works by type. Such as personal narrative, persuasive writing, research writing and more. These are excellent papers for you to share with your students. Also, under the student models the site shares multimedia projects. Such as a report into a power point presentation. Technology is here to stay! Great site! I cannot say enough good things about this one.
Here is the link to the HOME PAGE
Creative Writing Prompts on Amazon.com
Miscellaneous Writing Prompts by MissOlive
- You walk outside and the wind blows a note to your feet. You pick it up and read it. It is a love note written to someone you know. You decide to...
- You are walking down the hallway when you suddenly see a good friend of yours purposely push somebody. You run up and...
- As you head into the school restroom you hear someone crying. It is a student you have never seen before and they begin to tell you...
- Your setting is a crisp Sunday morning by a lake. Your only objects are a boat, a journal, a half eaten slice of toast and a broken fishing pole. You are alone and far from home. What happens next?
- The house looked worn and unattended. The plant by the door looked like it had been dry for quite a while. I pressed the doorbell and heard slow footsteps drag towards the door. Then, ...
If... Questions for Teens
If... Questions for Teens Amazon
Education hubs by MissOlive include;
- Teaching Tone and Mood - This hub includes a lesson plan, video, handouts and extension ideas.
- Teaching and Understanding Voice in Reading and Writing - This hub includes an example of using a Socratic Seminar as the means of evoking voice in students. The hub also includes a checklist of what to look for when evaluating voice.
- Happy Idioms - Many students struggle with identifying idioms. This is a simple list of Happy Idioms. These are especially helpful for ESL students.
- Angry Idioms - This list is just like the one above, but includes over 50 Angry Idioms
- Vocabulary Development and Context Clues - Students are being taught to analyze sentences in order to identify clues and meaning of words. This hub provides examples for identifying context clues.
- Bio-Poems, Transitioning from Reading to Writing - Bio-Poems are a fun technique for prompting students to write simple poems about themselves or others. Bio-Poems can provide the skeleton for drafting biographies or autobiographies.
- How to Make Education Videos on a MAC #1 - Technology is a great way to enhance your teaching style. This "How-To" hub shows you how to turn a basic PDF file into a movie. I included the accompanying video as well.
- Keeping Similes Simple - Similes can be a bit confusing at times. This hub simplifies the use of similes in order to enhance understanding. It also includes a variety of links to helpful hubs on similes and metaphors.
- Elements of Poetry and Literature - Terminology - This hub is a work in progress and contains terminology of common and not so common terms related to poetry and literature. The terms include the definition and samples.
Credits for Graphics
- The pencil graphic is by Lee Hansen Graphics. I have added the link under the graphic to the right of this text box.
- The red divider was created in Keynote and edited in iPhoto.
- Images of websites were captured by me with an Apple app called Grab.
- Teaching Tips were created in Keynote and edited in iPhoto.
All MissOlive hubs are authored by; marisa hammond olivares - copyright 2011