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21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity

Kickstart that school year.

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These are intended for elementary-aged students, but plenty can be adapted for older kids (and open-minded grown-ups) as well!


10. Use this incredible book as a jumping-off point.

Each page features a mysterious drawing and single sentence description; from there, the possibilities for stories to tell are limitless. Borrow a copy from the library or buy one here.


Writing Prompts features a ton of rad ideas, and check out Teachers Pay Teachers for a treasure trove of teacher-generated resources.

And if you have any prompts that have worked well for you in the past (either as a student or a teacher), feel free to add them in the comments!


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