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Use these writing prompts to give students more options or as additional writing topics for
students who complete their writing assignment before the end of the week. The Mini-Lessons
in the Teacher Guide lesson can apply to any topic students choose.
EMERGING WRITERS
Narrative Writing
Story About Me (Teacher Guide pages T2–T15)
Art/Music
• Write a story about your favorite way to dance.
• Write a story about an instrument that you play or wish you could play.
Math
• Write a story about the smallest thing you like to play with.
• Write a story about the biggest thing you like to play with.
Personal Interest
• Write a story about what you want to do more than anything.
• Write a story about a dream that you wish could come true.
Science
• Write a story about what you might do when it is raining outside.
• Write a story about what would happen if you were a lion.
Friendly Letter (Teacher Guide pages T16–T29)
Art/Music
• Write a friendly letter about a music performance you saw.
• Write a friendly letter about a piece of art you made.
Math
• Write a friendly letter about a time when you measured something.
• Write a friendly letter that includes the time and date when an event happened.
Personal Interest
• Write a friendly letter telling someone about a family event.
• Write a friendly letter about a sport or game you played.
Science
• Write a friendly letter telling about a weather event.
• Write a friendly letter about a time when you saw a wild animal.
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Social Studies
• Write a story about a place you like to visit in your neighborhood.
• Write a story about going to a new place.
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Social Studies
• Write a friendly letter to someone who lives in your neighborhood.
• Write a friendly letter telling someone who lives far away about your community.
Story Retelling (Teacher Guide pages T30–T43)
Art/Music
• Retell a story about an artist.
• Retell a story about a musician.
Math
• Retell a story that includes shapes.
• Retell a story with a character who counts something.
Personal Interest
• Retell your favorite childhood story.
• Retell a story you have read recently in class.
Science
• Retell a story that tells about a season.
• Retell a story about a plant.
Social Studies
• Retell a story that has a character who visits another state or country.
• Retell a story about an important person from history.
Informative/Explanatory Writing
All About Books (Teacher Guide pages T44–T57)
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Art/Music
• Write about your favorite music.
• Write about your favorite color.
Math
• Write about ways you use counting.
• Write about ways you use telling time.
Personal Interest
• Write about something you do well.
• Write about what you will bring to show and tell.
Science
• Write about the sun, moon, and stars.
• Write about insects.
Social Studies
• Write about places where people have fun in your community.
• Write about an invention and why it is important.
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Recipe (Teacher Guide pages T58–T71)
Literature
• Write a recipe for a food that is featured in a song or nursery rhyme, such as “Little Jack
Horner.”
Math
• Write a recipe that includes more than three ingredients.
• Write a recipe that includes the amount of time it will take to complete each step.
Personal Interest
• Write a recipe for a food that you eat on a special occasion.
• Write a recipe for a food you eat for breakfast.
Social Studies
• Write a recipe for a food from another country.
• Write a recipe that is served as part of a traditional holiday meal, such as on Thanksgiving or
New Year’s Day.
Rules (Teacher Guide pages T72–T85)
Art/Music
• Write a list of rules for what to do while visiting an art museum.
• Write a list of rules for watching a music performance.
Math
• Write a list of rules for solving a math problem.
• Write a list of rules for using the computer for math games.
Personal Interest
• Write a list of rules for your favorite game.
• Write a list of rules for your favorite sport.
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Science
• Write a list of safety rules to follow during severe weather.
• Write a list of safety rules for collecting insects.
Social Studies
• Write a list of rules that would help your community.
• Write a list of rules people should follow in the United States.
Opinion Writing
I Like…Because… Book (Teacher Guide pages T86–T99)
Art/Music
• Write about why you like a specific television show.
• Write about why you like a favorite type of music.
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Literature
• Write about why you like a specific story.
• Write about why you like a specific character in a story.
Personal Interest
• Write about why you like a specific place.
• Write about why you like your favorite toy or game.
Science
• Write about why you like a specific animal.
• Write about why you like a specific season.
Social Studies
• Write about why you like a specific national holiday (such as Independence Day or
Memorial Day).
• Write about a person from history who you like and why you like him or her.
My Favorite Book (Teacher Guide pages T100–T113)
Art/Music
• Write about your favorite book about art.
• Write about your favorite book about music.
Literature
• Write about your favorite fairy tale.
• Write about your favorite book of poems.
Math
• Write about your favorite counting book.
• Write about your favorite book about shapes.
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Personal Interest
• Write about your favorite book to read with a family member.
• Write about your favorite magazine.
Science
• Write about your favorite book about animals.
• Write about your favorite book about plants.
Social Studies
• Write about your favorite book about a country.
• Write about your favorite book about a person from history.
The Best… (Advertisement) (Teacher Guide pages T114–T127)
Art/Music
• Write an advertisement for a store that sells art supplies.
• Write an advertisement for a singer’s new song.
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Math
• Write an advertisement for an electronic math game.
• Write an advertisement for a television show that is about using math to solve problems.
Personal Interest
• Write an advertisement for your favorite restaurant.
• Write an advertisement for your favorite game.
Science
• Write an advertisement for a zoo.
• Write an advertisement for a butterfly garden.
Social Studies
• Write an advertisement for your school.
• Write an advertisement for the city where you live.
Descriptive Writing
Place Description (Teacher Guide pages T128–T141)
Art/Music
• Write a description of a music store.
• Write a description of a museum.
Math
• Write a description of a place where you use math.
• Write a description of a place where things are very tall.
Personal Interest
• Write a description of your favorite room.
• Write a description of a park.
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Science
• Write a description of a zoo.
• Write a description of a garden.
Social Studies
• Write a description of your favorite restaurant.
• Write a description of a city you have visited.
Rhyme (Teacher Guide pages T142–T155)
Art/Music
• Write a rhyme that is based on a familiar song.
• Write a rhyme about your favorite color.
Math
• Write a rhyme about a shape.
• Write a rhyme that has counting in it.
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Personal Interest
• Write a rhyme about your favorite subject in school.
• Write a rhyme about something you like.
Science
• Write a rhyme about a penguin.
• Write a rhyme about a tree.
Social Studies
• Write a rhyme about the library.
• Write a rhyme about your favorite holiday.
Photo Essay (Teacher Guide pages T156–T169)
Art/Music
• Write a photo essay about a school art display.
• Write a photo essay about musical instruments.
Math
• Write a photo essay about objects you can sort.
• Write a photo essay about things you can measure.
Personal Interest
• Write a photo essay about your home.
• Write a photo essay about your pet or pets.
Social Studies
• Write a photo essay about your neighborhood.
• Write a photo essay about a city you like to visit.
Developing Writers
Narrative Writing
Personal Narrative (Teacher Guide pages T170–T183)
Art/Music
• Write about the first time you attended a play or musical performance.
• Write about a trip to the library.
Math
• Write about a time when you had to count something.
• Write about a time when you used shapes.
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Science
• Write a photo essay about plants.
• Write a photo essay about animals in the Arctic.
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Personal Interest
• Write about a time you played your favorite game with family or friends.
• Write about what you did on Saturday.
Science
• Write about the time you went to the zoo.
• Write about the time something happened to you and your pet.
Social Studies
• Write about a time you attended an event in your community.
• Write about something you do in your neighborhood.
Letter to a Friend (Teacher Guide pages T184–T197)
Art/Music
• Write a letter telling a friend about a music performance you saw.
• Write a letter telling a friend about a time you created artwork.
Math
• Write a letter telling a friend about what you are learning in math.
• Write a letter telling a friend a story that includes counting something.
Personal Interest
• Write a letter telling a friend a story about where you live.
• Write a letter telling a friend a story about your favorite game.
Social Studies
• Write a letter telling a friend a story about your neighborhood.
• Write a letter telling a friend a story about what you want to be when you become an adult.
Story About a Friend (Teacher Guide pages T198–T211)
Art/Music
• Write a story about a friend who plays a musical instrument.
• Write a story about a friend who is good at drawing.
Math
• Write a story about a friend who helped you with telling time.
• Write a story about a friend who helped with counting money.
Personal Interest
• Write a story about a special time with a friend.
• Write a story about a time you visited a friend.
Science
• Write a story about a time you and a friend went to the zoo.
• Write a story about a time you and a friend looked for bugs.
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Science
• Write a letter telling a friend a story about an animal.
• Write a letter to a friend about what you like to do when it rains or snows.
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Social Studies
• Write a story about a time you helped a friend.
• Write a story about a time you and a friend helped someone in your community.
Informative/Explanatory Writing
Book of Facts (Teacher Guide pages T212 –T225)
Art/Music
• Write a book of facts about your favorite musician.
• Write a book of facts about your favorite painter.
Math
• Write a book of facts that includes the size of various objects (such as the height of the tallest
mountain).
• Write a book of facts about a shape.
Personal Interest
• Write a book of facts about a member of your family.
• Write a book of facts about your favorite holiday.
Science
• Write a book of facts about one of the planets.
• Write a book of facts about the honeybee.
Social Studies
• Write a book of facts about a state or country.
• Write a book of facts about firefighters.
Compare-and-Contrast Paper (Teacher Guide pages T226–T239)
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Art/Music
• Compare and contrast two colors.
• Compare and contrast two musical instruments.
Math
• Compare and contrast a square and a triangle.
• Compare and contrast marbles and basketballs.
Personal Interest
• Compare and contrast two of your favorite games.
• Compare and contrast two sports you like.
Science
• Compare and contrast starfish and urchins.
• Compare and contrast bees and wasps.
Social Studies
• Compare and contrast firefighters and police officers.
• Compare and contrast two different holidays.
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Directions/Map (Teacher Guide pages T240–T253)
Art/Music
• Write directions and draw a map from your house to an art museum.
• Write directions and draw a map for getting to music class from your classroom.
Math
• Write directions that tell the distance (in steps or miles) between each step. Include a map.
• Write directions that tell the amount of time it should take to travel from one place to the
other. Include a map.
Personal Interest
• Write directions to a place you like to go. Include a map.
• Write directions telling where to ride a bike. Include a map of the route.
Science
• Write directions and draw a map for a bird to use to fly from one place to another.
• Write directions and draw a map from Earth to another planet.
Social Studies
• Write directions and draw a map from the city you live in to another city.
• Write directions from your home to a park in your community.
Opinion Writing
Response to Literature (Teacher Guide pages T254–T267)
Math
• Write a response to a book that tells about big things.
• Write a response to a book that includes numbers.
Personal Interest
• Write a response to a book you read with your family.
• Write a response to your favorite book about friendship.
Science
• Write a response to a book about dinosaurs.
• Write a response to a book about animals in nature.
Social Studies
• Write a response to a book about a President of the United States.
• Write a response to a book about a career (such as police officer, teacher, pilot, or farmer).
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Art/Music
• Write a response to a book about a musician.
• Write a response to a book about an artist.
Developing WRITERS
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Poster (Teacher Guide pages T268–T281)
Art/Music
• Create a poster about why people should see a specific movie.
• Create a poster about why people should listen to a music performance.
Math
• Create a poster about why math is important.
• Create a poster about why math is fun.
Personal Interest
• Create a poster about why people should have their own room.
• Create a poster about why people should have pets.
Science
• Create a poster about why people should not hurt animals.
• Create a poster about why recycling is important.
Social Studies
• Create a poster about why people should volunteer in their community.
• Create a poster about why people should not litter.
Movie Review (Teacher Guide pages T282 –T295)
Art/Music
• Write a review about the music in a movie.
• Write a review about the special effects in a movie.
Literature
• Write a review of an animated movie made from a book you have read.
Personal Interest
• Write a review of your all-time favorite movie.
• Write a review of your least favorite movie.
Science
• Write a review of a movie about space.
• Write a review of a movie about robots.
Social Studies
• Write a review of a movie about people helping each other.
• Write a review of a movie that takes place in another country.
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Math
• Write a review of a movie where a character uses math in some way.
• Write a review of a movie that has to do with telling time.
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Descriptive Writing
Picture Description (Teacher Guide pages T296–T309)
Art/Music
• Describe a picture of a conductor leading an orchestra.
• Describe your favorite painting.
Math
• Describe a picture of something tall.
• Describe a picture of something round.
Personal Interest
• Describe a picture of someone you know.
• Describe a picture of your neighborhood.
Science
• Describe a picture of a volcano.
• Describe a picture of a butterfly.
Social Studies
• Describe a picture of a firefighter.
• Describe a picture of the Wild West.
Song Lyrics (Teacher Guide pages T310–T323)
Art/Music
• Write new lyrics for a song you already know.
• Write a song about your favorite picture.
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Math
• Write a song about counting.
• Write a song about a shape.
Personal Interest
• Write a song about your favorite food.
• Write a song about a pet.
Science
• Write a song about a river.
• Write a song about a bug.
Social Studies
• Write a song about a historical figure.
• Write a song about a city that you have visited.
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Developing WRITERS
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Descriptive Sketch (Teacher Guide pages T324–T337)
Art/Music
• Write a description of what you do in music class.
• Write a description of a time you visited a museum.
Math
• Write a description of a time you measured something.
• Write a description of an interesting shape.
Personal Interest
• Write a description of a special place you visited.
• Write a description of a time you were at a celebration.
Science
• Write a description of an interesting animal.
• Write a description of a science experiment.
Social Studies
• Write a description of a place in your community.
• Write a description of an important person.
Advanced Writers
Narrative Writing
Art/Music
• Write a folktale about a character who plays a musical instrument.
• Write a folktale about a character who finds a special painting.
Math
• Write a folktale about a character who has a problem with counting.
• Write a folktale about a character who cannot tell time.
Personal Interest
• Write a folktale about animals helping other animals.
• Write a folktale about a family.
Science
• Write a folktale about a problem with the weather.
• Write a folktale that takes place in a natural setting, such as a forest.
Social Studies
• Write a folktale that takes place in the community where you live.
• Write a folktale that includes a character who is a leader in your community.
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Folktale (Teacher Guide pages T338–T351)
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Hero Biography (Teacher Guide pages T352–T369)
Art/Music
• Write a hero biography about an artist.
• Write a hero biography about a musician.
Math
• Write a hero biography about Albert Einstein.
• Write a hero biography about a famous mathematician.
Personal Interest
• Write a hero biography about someone in your family.
• Write a hero biography about your favorite athlete.
Science
• Write a hero biography about an astronaut.
• Write a hero biography about an inventor.
Social Studies
• Write a hero biography about a president.
• Write a hero biography about a famous Native American.
Informative/Explanatory Writing
Summary (Teacher Guide pages T370 –T383)
Math
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about shapes.
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about money.
Personal Interest
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about a sport or game.
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about an activity you enjoy.
Science
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about the solar system.
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about plants.
Social Studies
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about a United States president.
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about a national monument.
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Art/Music
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about drawing.
• Write a summary of a nonfiction text about instruments.
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Report (Teacher Guide pages T384–T401)
Art/Music
• Write a report about an instrument.
• Write a report about a painting.
Math
• Write a report about a tall building.
• Write a report about the largest plane.
Personal Interest
• Write a report about your family.
• Write a report about a pet.
Science
• Write a report about recycling.
• Write a report about lizards.
Social Studies
• Write a report about a type of home or building.
• Write a report about one of the United States.
Opinion Writing
Letter to an Adult (Teacher Guide pages T402–T415)
Math
• Write a letter to your teacher to share your opinion about math computer games.
• Write a letter asking your teacher to organize a math contest.
Personal Interest
• Write a letter asking a relative or other adult to visit.
• Write a letter to an adult to share your opinion about your favorite hobby.
Science
• Write a letter to the director of a local science and nature center stating your opinion
about a recent visit there.
• Write a letter to the director of a nearby zoo stating your opinion about an animal or an
exhibit there.
Social Studies
• Write a letter to the mayor of your city stating your opinion about activities for children
in your city.
• Write a letter to the president of the United States stating your opinion about fitness
activities for children where you live.
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Art/Music
• Write a letter asking an adult to go to a museum.
• Write a letter asking an adult to go to a concert with you.
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Speech (Teacher Guide pages T416–T433)
Art/Music
• Write a speech stating your opinion about whether music should be taught at your school.
• Write a speech about why your favorite movie is the best.
Math
• Write a speech about why learning math is important.
• Write a speech about why it is important to save money.
Personal Interest
• Write a speech about why people should eat a certain type of food.
• Write a speech stating your opinion about whether all children should play sports.
Science
• Write a speech stating your opinion about whether people should exercise.
• Write a speech about why people should conserve water.
Social Studies
• Write a speech about why firefighters are important.
• Write a speech about how people should celebrate a national holiday, such Independence Day.
Descriptive Writing
Travel Brochure (Teacher Guide pages T434–T447)
Art/Music
• Write a description of an art museum.
• Write a description of a place with musical performances.
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Math
• Write a description of a place that has unusual shapes.
• Write a description of a place where you use math.
Personal Interest
• Write a description of a beach.
• Write a description of a campground.
Science
• Write a description of a rain forest.
• Write a description of a desert.
Social Studies
• Write a description of a national monument.
• Write a description of a national park.
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Poem (Teacher Guide pages T448–T465)
Art/Music
• Write a poem about an instrument.
• Write a poem about a photograph.
Math
• Write a poem about things that are heavy.
• Write a poem about a number.
Personal Interest
• Write a poem about your favorite hobby.
• Write a poem about a pet.
Science
• Write a poem about the moon.
• Write a poem about the rain.
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Social Studies
• Write a poem about your city.
• Write a poem about a local park.
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