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4th Grade Common Core: W.4.3

Common Core Identifier: W.4.3 / Grade: 4
Curriculum: Writing: Text Types and Purposes
Detail: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
174 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned worksheets found:
This picture shows a young detective with a magnifying glass, searching for clues.
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Lance can't wait to go to the skate park with his older brother, Nathan. He even breaks his promise to work with Anthony on their science project. But when Nathan decides to go to a baseball game instead of taking Lance to the skate park, Lance will learn the true meaning of the word promise.
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Invite your students to tell why this elephant is all dressed up!
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This worksheet has a picture of a boy planting a tree. Color the picture and write a creative story to go along with the illustration.
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The wolverine is a solitary, but fierce, hunter who lives in snowy, northern climates across the world.
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Tennis Match FREE 
Color the picture of this unusual tennis match and write a story to explain what's going on.
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Write a story about the picture of a scared boy.
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This boy is trick-or-treating during a snowstorm.  Write a story to explain what's going on.
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A turkey is holding up a sign that says "Vegetarians-R-Us." Write a silly story to explain the illustration.
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Describe your favorite season. Tell what you like to do during that season.
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A boy is looking at a menorah. Write a story to go with the graphic.
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The scuba diver has made a new underwater friend. Write a short story that explains how they met and color the underwater scene.
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This black-and-white story picture shows a small rabbit with three helium balloons.
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Fishing FREE 
Write a story to go along with the picture. The illustration shows a father and son on a fishing trip. The father's got a tiny fish and his son has a giant fish.
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Three people are having cake to celebrate a birthday.
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Matt and Allie want to win the High Flyer kite competition, but their design isn't nearly as exciting as the other competitors. They try to add some extra flare to the kite but it just might cost them the win.
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A superhero is flying through the air with a birthday cake. Write a creative story to go along with the picture.
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Why is the reindeer carrying Santa's sack?  Students can write a creative story to explain the illustration.
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This nonfiction article describes the many unknown virtues of dandelions.
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In this illustration, a girl is singing and dancing, with music notes all around her.
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This picture shows two kids with a baby buggy snooping around a huge, dilapidated, spooky Victorian house.
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This little mouse has found a different kind of mouse. Explain what this little fellow is thinking as he holds up the computer mouse.
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Why is Punxsutawney Phil driving a car? Write a story to explain the picture.
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In this picture, a boy is standing on a dock, pointing to his small rowboat.
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Students write a story to explain why this angry horse is chasing the rancher across the desert.
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This picture shows a dog chasing a mailman down the street. Students can write a story to tell what, exactly, is happening.
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Write a story about a dog with a funny pumpkin head.
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Here's a picture of a giant snow monster.  Write a story to tell what's going on in this picture.
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A turkey, dressed in a bib, is holding up a knife and a fork. Write a Thanksgiving story to explain why.
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The young man in this picture is roasting a marshmallow over a bonfire.
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This picture shows a boy with an iPad tablet computer. Perhaps he's using Facetime or looking at digital photos.
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Ethan can't stand the way Kyle is always following him around, but Ethan just might come to realize that he and Kyle have more in common than he thought.
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Why is this angry man climbing the ladder? Students color the picture and write a creative story.
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This black-and-white story picture shows two Easter bunnies with giant Easter eggs.
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In this picture a boy is handing an apple to his teacher. Write a fun story to explain what's happening.
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This picture shows a fierce dragon presenting flowers to a lovely lady.
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Firefighters FREE 
On this worksheet, you see two firefighters - a man and a woman. Write a creative a story to go along with the picture.
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This template includes a picture of Santa and a Christmas elf.
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It's Christmas and the elves are on strike! What will Santa do? Write a holiday story to go along with this picture.
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When he should be working hard delivering presents, Santa has been caught playing the latest video games.  Have your students explain why Santa is taking a video game break.
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What is the world did Santa find in his bag!?! This one is a favorite with kids. Create a Christmas story to explain this unusual picture.
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The girl in this picture is putting a star on top of her Christmas tree. Write a creative story to go along with the picture.
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When Mr. Miller asks the class to name their fears, Clayton is sure he doesn't have any. But he'll learn that being afraid to admit your fears might be the scariest thing of all.
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Here's a picture of a man with a suitcase and passport. Where is he going? Write a narrative and color the picture.
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A girl in a long dress is trying to catch butterflies and insects in a net.
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When Marcus, Lexi, and Adam enter a labyrinth race, they discover there's more to winning a maze than just luck.
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How did this cute little squirrel find this loaf of bread? And what will he do next?
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Write a story to go along with the picture.  Illustration shows Queen Isabella talking with Columbus.
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A short passage about haiku and three haiku poems.
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A girl is looking out of a window and sees a swarm of buzzing bumble bees.
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Uh-oh!  These two friends cannot agree on the best pumpkin carving design.  Use your conflict-resolution skills to help.
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These children are shoveling the walkway in front of the home of an elderly woman.  Explain what's going on in the picture.
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The turkey is holding up a sign. Write words in the sign, then explain the picture.
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Two kids are passing a beach ball to each other in a swimming pool. Write a creative story to go along with the picture.
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Two kids are washing a car. Write a few paragraphs to go along with this storypic.
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It's a car with hands! Write a story to explain this most unusual picture. Then, color it in.
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This black-and-white story picture shows two kids dressed up in costumes. One of the kids is dressed like a bunny.
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This picture shows nervous young girl and her mother in a doorway. The girl is holding a rainbow lunch box.
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Why is there a kitten in a tree? What is the little girl saying to the kitten?
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This chaotic scene has dogs, cats, turtles, and birds.
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The person in this picture is holding a sparkler. Write a creative story to go along with this picture.
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The kids in this picture are having a snowball fight. Color the picture and write a story to describe the scene.
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What is this girl typing into her laptop computer? Write a thoughtful story that explains what the picture is about.
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On no!  The little mouse is being chased by a giant dreidel!  Students can write a Hanukkah story to explain the cartoon.
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This man is playing golf in a snowstorm.  Write a story to go along with the picture.
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Eeeew! Would you eat a burger with eyeballs in it? Students can write about the gross picture.
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These two friends are rockin' away on their guitars. Color the graphic and write a story to tell what's going on.
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This color story picture shows a rabbit juggling colorful Easter eggs.
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A man on overalls is leaning inside the hood of a car, trying to figure out what's wrong.
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Write a story to tell what's happening in the picture. A boy is holding a card and hugging his mother.
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Andy doesn't like going along with his dad on all the weekend errands. But when the final stop turns into an underwater adventure, Andy learns some errands can actually be fun.
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It's a treasure map! Students can tell you where it leads, and what can be found at the end of the trail.
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Why is this fox dressed up as Santa Claus?  Students can write their own fable to go along with this picture.
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Why is this baker frustrated? Color the illustration and write a creative story.
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A frightening werewolf is scaring everyone in the city.  Create a Halloween story to explain the graphic.
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A cartoon shows a boy who has caught a leprechaun. Students write a creative story that describes what happens next.
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This picture shows a child who dropped her ice cream cone on the ground. A small kitten has come up to lick up the mess.
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A cat and a dog and a mouse chase each other. Your students will enjoy writing a creative tale to describe this scene.
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This black-and-white story picture shows a bunny running away from some baby chicks. Students color the picture and write a story to go along with the scene.
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This picture shows a a little girl watching a magician as he makes a rabbit disappear from his hat. In the background we see the bunny hopping away.
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Write a story about a bat who couldn't fly.
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Describe several ways a person your age can earn money.  (Social Studies writing topics)
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This picture shows a young farm girl excitedly looking at horses.
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With basketball tryouts around the corner, Jason is busy working on his free throws. He wants to make every one to impress his coach, but shooting for perfection isn't easy.
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Write a letter to your mom and tell her why you love her. This printable includes special stationery for a letter and picture.
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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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Think of a time when you've won something. Tell what you won and how you won it.  (personal narrative)
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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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Corrine loves Mrs. Roger's gymnastics unit at school, but when she goes to gym class and finds out they are watching a video about the Olympics, she's very disappointed. However, she becomes inspired by the gymnasts on the video and she decides to sign up for the school's Summer Gymnastics Camp.
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Bravery FREE 
Describe one time when you were brave. (creative writing journal)
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Here's a fiction piece called "Singing Cousin". Nikki is worried that her cousin Bella will embarrass her in front of her friends. After all, Bella sang just about everything she said. Will Nikki make it through the three-day visit or will Bella's singing ruin everything?
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Students imagine that they've woken up and found a dinosaur in the backyard. They write a story to describe the dinosaur and tell what they would do.
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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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These two octopi are in love with each other. Write a Valentine's Day love story to describe the picture.
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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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Jamal has been training for his first 5K race and is determined to come in first in his age group, but he'll learn what it really means to be a winner.
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Imagine you could have any job at the football stadium. What would it be? (example: cheerleader, ticket taker, announcer, quarterback, coach, kicker)
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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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Describe one thing you're really good at. (personal narrative)
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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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Describe the oldest person you know. (descriptive paragraph writing)
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Amara wants to make a tree house for her dolls, and thinks it will be easy since she's following an online tutorial. But she'll learn design flaws can happen even when you follow directions. The question is, will those design flaws ruin her tree house?
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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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In Hawaii, Santa arrives in an outrigger canoe, or sometimes he even catches a wave and surfs into the islands. Learn about this, and other unique Hawaiian Christmas traditions.
(Approx. Grade Level: 4-6)
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Darla and Erin are blaming each other for breaking their teacher's glass apple, but when they each explain what happened, they'll realize how they were only seeing one side of the story.
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Write a story titled, "The Baby Dragon."  (writing creative stories)
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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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Describe the youngest person you know. (descriptive writing topics)
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This informative article compares and contrasts Thanksgiving in the United States to Thanksgiving in Canada. Approximately 3rd grade reading level.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-5)
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This little guy doesn't look like he's too fond of winter.  Write a story that tells what's happening in the cartoon.
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Arianna is excited when her cousin asks her to be the flower girl in her wedding, but when Arianna finds out flower girls are usually very young, she doesn't want to do it. Can her mother convince her that the job is about more than age in time for the wedding?
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Valerie has to bring a personal item to the class on the first day of school.  She'll have to present it to the class so they get to know her.  Everything in her room seems too personal or doesn't say much about her. When a special package from her Aunt Heather arrives, Valerie knows what she'll bring to class.
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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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The RLC's job is to describe how events in the story are similar to events in real life.
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Discover new facts about our home planet.
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If you were a doctor, what kind of doctor would you be? (examples: childrens' doctor, veterinarian, eye doctor, dentist) Tell what your job would be like. (careers)
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Choose a word to complete each rhyming couplet. Then write your own.
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Write your own Haiku. This worksheet includes a definition of a haiku and an sample.
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Complete the poem by adding descriptive adverbs to each action verb. Use words from the word bank, or think of your own.
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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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In this craft project, students write tree haiku about zoo animals. Then cut and color to make a "haiku zoo" chain display.
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Find out about Earth's moon, and learn about the first man to walk on it.
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The real life connector tells how certain parts of the story are similar to events that have happened in real life.
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What do you like best about your home? (descriptive writing idea)
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A child dress as Abraham Lincoln is standing on a stage. Above him is a banner that reads, "School Play".
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A giant puppy and a tiny kitty make an unusual pair, but they do seem to care for each other. Write a Valentine's Day story to describe the picture.
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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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Write an acrostic poem about your favorite animal. Includes a sample acrostic titled, "Tigers."
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Would you rather live in a castle, on a houseboat, or on a farm?  Why?  (writing ideas)
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When President Theodore Roosevelt wouldn't shoot a bear on a hunting trip, he became known as a kind and humane person.  The toy that was named after him reminds us of his legacy.
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Practice writing rhyming couplets. This worksheet includes a definition of couplets and an example.
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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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This creative poem describes the many beautiful colors of a sunset.
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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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The real-world connector shows how events from the story are similar to actual events in his or her life.
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Do you think a monkey would make a good pet? Explain why or why not.  (persuasive writing topics)
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The R.L.C. makes comparisons between events from the book and things that have happened in real life.
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Erik finds a strange-looking skeleton key in his grandfather's house, but what door does it open... and what will he find?
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A woman is standing in front of a large jar of candy corn. What's she saying?
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On this printable graphic organizer, students write about the things they see, smell, hear, feel, and taste on Thanksgiving Day.
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Students can use this worksheet to practice writing a spring-themed haiku. This worksheet features a flower image that can also be colored in.
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Discover why volcanoes erupt; learn the four different types of volcanoes; and read interesting volcano facts.  Includes five comprehension questions.
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Make up a creative story about a girl or boy who goes fishing and catches something very unusual.
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Write a descriptive essay about a fun fact many people don't know about you.
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On this organizer, students write a topic in the middle. On the outer spokes of the web, they write about observations with each of the 5 senses.
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On this graphic organizer, students write about the sights, tastes, smells, and sounds of springtime.
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Use the character, setting, and event story cards to build your own creative story! This activity is a supplementary material to our STW blog post, "Build Your Own Story!" It's a great English language arts exercise for students of all ages!
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Students complete this graphic organizer by writing about the things they see, hear, feel, taste, and smell on Christmas morning.
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This page features 16 Easter-themed writing prompts for students to choose from.
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An informative article on the layers of the Earth (crust, mantle, inner core, and outer core).  Includes comprehension questions.
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Cinderella's fairy godmother used her magic wand to create a beautiful dress and slippers. Imagine you had a fairy godmother. What kind of magic would she do?
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On this graphic organizer, students can write or draw some of the things that they see, smell, hear, touch, and taste.
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Write a descriptive essay about what, in your opinion, is a big waste of money.
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This worksheet tells what a couplet is and includes space for students to write three couplets of their own.
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Write about the wonderful smells, sights, sounds, and tastes of winter.
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Things can look a lot scarier than they really are when you can't see them clearly. That's what Dominick discovers when he loses his eyeglasses. This reading comprehension activity includes short answer questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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On this graphic organizer, students write about the terrific things they smell, see, hear, feel, and taste on Easter morning.
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This picture shows Goldilocks in a chair, with the three bears around her. Students write a short story to tell what's happening in the illustration.
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On this web, students will choose a topic and then write about how they observe the topic with their 5 senses.
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Students write about the things they hear, smell, taste, touch, and see on Halloween night.
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Use this worksheet to write a spring-themed poem. Then color in the rainbow!
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On this printable, students complete the diagram by describing the things they might touch, see, hear, feel, and smell at the seashore.
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This clever story is a retelling of Aesop's Fable. Activity includes thinking questions, vocabulary terms, and a journaling activity.
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On this printable web, students write about the fresh tastes, beautiful sounds, sensational smells, terrific textures, and splendid sights of fall.
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The three little pigs look very fearful. Why? Write a brief story to explain the situation.
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Distant, cold, and windy Neptune has one thing in common with Earth - what is it?
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Read this article to learn all about our amazing sun!
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Learn all about Mars, Earth's nearest neighbor, and human efforts to explore the Red Planet.
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Find out about the cold, mysterious planet of Uranus.
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Read about the biggest  planet of them all, and discover the mysteries of the "Great Red Spot."
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Discover the beautiful ringed gas giant - Saturn!
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Pluto, now a dwarf planet, got its name in a most unusual way.  Read this article to find out more!
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Discover Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.  Read the article and answer the comprehension questions.
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Learn about Venus, Earth's cloudy, volcanic twin.
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