To say that the Protestant Reformation had a great effect on the world is a vast understatement. Kings, kingdoms, and even everyday people felt the sting—and the freedom—this new movement brought.
Your students will be writing opinions, stories, and more while exploring some of the issues and topics associated with the Reformation.
If you’d like your students to learn more about Martin Luther in an interesting biography, check out When Lightning Struck by Danika Cooley of Thinking Kids Press.
These prompts are appropriate for students in 5th – 12th grade.
Let’s dig in . . .
Elections are fraught with anxiety, tension, and maybe even crying, but election-themed writing prompts do not have to be.
Your 5th – 12th graders will cast their vote for any of these interest-grabbing ideas.
No matter your political party, these prompts are winners, and you will be, too, when you share them with your students.
Stepping into the booth . . .
Compare and Contrast: 2 Solid Methods
Have your students ever been asked to write a compare-and-contrast paragraph or essay but don’t know where to begin? Do they have trouble organizing their thoughts and information before comparing and contrasting?
Your 5th – 12th graders will learn two solid methods for compare-and-contrast writing with this free tutorial. It’s packed with two separate exercises, one for each method, and contains complete instructions and colorful worksheets. Your students will learn how to organize their thoughts before writing with either method, and then they’ll write two paragraphs using each method.
Students already know how to compare and contrast in real life: They do it every time they want to buy something and are torn between two choices. They go through the process mentally, and it’s likely automatic and subconscious.