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101 Writing Prompts for Fall!

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Massive collection of writing prompts to celebrate fall! 101 Writing Prompts for Fall includes writing prompts for Research papers, Argumentative/Persuasive Essays, Expository Essays, Descriptive/Narrative Essays, Response to Quote/Response to Literature (Poems) prompts, and Creative Writing prompts. 101 in all; can be used well in Grades 7-10.

Sample prompts:
Research the origin of the celebration of Thanksgiving. When was the first Thanksgiving and why was it celebrated? When did it become a national holiday? Why do we traditionally eat a large meal on Thanksgiving Day?

During the holidays, many people are left without family at a time when family becomes most important. In a persuasive essay, write about what teens can do to be there and help others in need at this lonely time of year. Why is this selflessness important? How can helping others make someone feel?

The last Saturday in October has been observed as National Forgiveness Day. Who should you forgive, and why?

Explain and respond to the following quote by Albert Camus: Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

Suggested poems for analysis are also included.  Just $5.00!

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Free Halloween Limerick Activity!

I thought I would share this activity that I always had my students do on Halloween day.  A Halloween Limerick Activity!  This activity, perfect for grades 5 and up, has students writing their own epigraph in limerick form, then putting it on their own tombstone.  It is a great way for the kids to have fun while learning a new poetic style!

Halloween Tombstone Activity Directions (in Word format so you can edit sample poem)

Halloween Tombstone Sample

Halloween Tombstone Blank Graphic

Have fun and let us know how it goes!

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