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Lots of creative writing worksheets with prompts that spark students' imagination

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Big Money Free

Pretend you had $100, but you weren't allowed to keep it for yourself. You have to give it away to a charity or person. Who would you give the money to? What would you want the person to do with it? (creative writing; economics; character ed.)

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Bravery Free

Describe one time when you were brave. (creative writing journal)

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Meal for Your Family Member

If you could cook any meal for your family, what would you cook? Describe the meal and tell how you would make it.  (writing topic)

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Dinosaur in Your Backyard Member

Imagine you woke up and saw a dinosaur in your backyard. Write a story telling what you see and do.  (journal topic)

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My Own Restaurant Member

Imagine you opened your own restaurant. Tell the name of your restaurant. Explain what the restaurant looks like, who works there, and what you serve.  (Writing ideas)

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Pirate Ship Member

Write a story titled, "My Journey on a Pirate Ship." You and your friends can star in the story.  (journal topics)

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My Pet Member

If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be? Describe the pet and how you would take care of it.

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Sisters or Brothers Member

Do you have any brothers or sisters? If you do, describe what they're like. If you don't, tell whether or not you would like to have a brother or sister.  (creative writing; family)

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Celebrity Lunch Member

Imagine you could have lunch with any celebrity. Who would it be? What kinds of things would you talk about?  (essay idea)

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Bat Who Couldn't Fly Member

Write a story titled, "The Bat Who Couldn't Fly." (creative story prompt)

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Painting Your Bedroom Member

Imagine you were a wonderful painter and your parents would let you paint anything you wanted on your bedroom walls. What would you paint? Use lots of details to describe your artwork.  (descriptive writing essay)

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Oldest Person I Know Member

Describe the oldest person you know. (descriptive paragraph writing)

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Youngest Person I Know Member

Describe the youngest person you know. (descriptive writing topics)

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Monkey Member

Do you think a monkey would make a good pet? Explain why or why not.  (persuasive writing topics)

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I won! Member

Think of a time when you've won something. Tell what you won and how you won it.  (personal narrative)

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New Sandwich Member

Invent a new kind of sandwich. Describe what is on it and how you would make it. (critical thinking and writing)

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Baby Dragon Member

Write a story titled, "The Baby Dragon."  (writing creative stories)

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Earning Money Member

Describe several ways a person your age can earn money.  (Social Studies writing topics)

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Spider Web Member

Imagine you are a spider. Where would you build your web? Tell how you would build it? What bugs do you catch in it?

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Smile Member

Write about something that always puts a smile on your face.

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Four Years Ago Member

How old were you four years ago? Describe some things you can do now that you could not do then.  (critical thinking writing)

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My Job at the Football Stadium Member

Imagine you worked at a football stadium. What would your job be? (examples: quarterback, cheerleader, coach, referee, ticket seller) Describe what you would do while you were on the job.  (creative journal prompt)

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Home Sweet Home Member

What do you like best about your home? (descriptive writing idea)

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Game Show Member

If you could be on any television game show, what would it be? Tell what would happen when you are on the show.  (creative thinking)

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Favorite Season Member

Describe your favorite season (fall, spring, summer, or winter). Tell what kinds of things you like to do during that season.  (Science journal topics)

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To the Moon Member

Imagine you were on a trip to the moon.  Describe the trip. Tell what you see and do. (Science writing journal topic)

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Special Family Member Member

If you could spend an afternoon with one member of your extended family, who would it be? Tell why you chose this person and tell what you do together.  (descriptive writing)

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My Superpower Member

Which superpower would you most like to have-- invisibility, super strength, or the ability to fly? Describe what kinds of things you would do with your powers. (creative thinking)

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Something I'm Good At Member

Describe one thing you're really good at. (personal narrative)

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Castle, Houseboat, or Farm? Member

Would you rather live in a castle, on a houseboat, or on a farm?  Why?  (writing ideas)

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Doctor Member

If you were a doctor, what kind of doctor would you be? (examples: children's doctor, veterinarian, eye doctor, dentist) Tell what your job would be like. (careers)

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Manipulative Proofreading Wheels

Editing Wheel (Black &White) Member

Manipulative wheel for students to use when they're checking over their writing.  Check for capitals, end marks, topic sentence, etc.

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Editing Wheel (Color) Member

A colorful version of the proofreading wheel above.

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Related Pages on Super Teacher Worksheets

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Write fun stories to go along with the cartoon pictures.

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Persuasive Writing Prompts

Write persuasive opinion essays on a variety of topics. Students use details to support their points of view.

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