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Have you downloaded your free samples yet?

Have you downloaded your free samples yet?

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Do you ever wish you could look at a course before you buy it? Would you like to try out a lesson or two with your students to see if the course is a keeper?

We have many free samples of our courses that you can download today. Get a feel for how we teach and what your students will learn. Pour over the table of contents to check out the full content of the course.

Simply click on the book cover to go to that page for your free samples and lessons. Enjoy!

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Brrr! Writing Prompts for Winter

Brrr! Writing Prompts for Winter

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Snow-softened landscape. Frozen lakes. Sledding. Hot chocolate.

Blizzards. Ice-slick streets. Cancellations.

Winter—it’s all in there. Here are a few prompts about winter that your students will enjoy, giving them a chance to write their opinions, a short story, a TV script, and more.

Just right for your 5th – 12th graders.

 

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10 Personal Writing Prompts Students Will Actually Enjoy

10 Personal Writing Prompts Students Will Actually Enjoy

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Why should students write about themselves?

Reluctant writers are more apt to write about themselves and their experiences. Intrapersonal learners have their finger on the pulse of their hearts and thoughts, and they delight in journaling. And all writers enjoy a break from essays to splash around in personal writing from time to time.

Designed especially for 5th – 12th graders.

Dipping toes into water now . . .

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6 Literature-Based Writing Prompts

6 Literature-Based Writing Prompts

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Literature holds an Aladdin’s cave of treasures that students can plunge their pens into.

Whether it’s imitating good writing, pondering a topic in the story, or using the story to write another, your students will gain a healthy curiosity for great works of literature as they write.

To enjoy these fun prompts, knowledge of the following stories is not necessary.

Terms covered: epiphany, spatial description, and paraphrase.

These literature-based prompts are suitable for your 5th – 12th graders.

Ready to go treasure hunting?

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Prompts Bundle

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Prompts Bundle

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Help your students gain a perspective on history with our bundle of writing prompts for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

What does he share with the apostle Paul? Did he advocate the use of violence? And what was his original name?

Use these five prompts on Martin Luther King Jr. to spark an interest in this important historical figure and his life.

Suitable for students in grades 5 – 12.

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5 New Prompts for a New Year

5 New Prompts for a New Year

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The beginning of a new year is a special time when your students can look back on their past year and cherish their hopes and dreams for the future. But do they know how to express those?

Here are five new prompts geared to help them express their ideas through opinion, personal narrative, personification, and so on, as they think about and evaluate their lives.

Suitable for students in grades 5 – 12.

Let’s do this . . .

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Christmas Prompts

Christmas Prompts

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An edict. A carol. A strange decoration.

What do all these have in common? They are all part of our fun Christmas prompts.

Enjoy these prompts created especially for 5th – 12th graders.

Ho, ho, ho, and away we go . . .

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Give the Gift of Yourself This Christmas

Give the Gift of Yourself This Christmas

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Do you wish you could communicate better with the special people in your life? Sometimes it’s hard to talk or to come up with something brilliant to say. Other times you may have trouble connecting with family members.

At this time of year, you may be wondering what to give that special family member or friend, but did you know that once in a while, they don’t want a new item. What they really would value is something personal from you.

Use these prompts to jot down your thoughts and ideas and then share them with others. This is your gift to them: you!

Each prompt comes with a free, colorful page you can print out and write on. Collect them all and begin a journal, if you wish. If you plan to give them as gifts, you can give certain pages as presents or gather all the pages into one gift.

These prompts are suitable for people in grades 5 – 12.

Ready? Let’s do this . . .

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Do You Have Story Writers? They Will LOVE These Fiction Prompts!

Do You Have Story Writers? They Will LOVE These Fiction Prompts!

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You know you have them—those story writers who won’t come out of their bedrooms, the ones who faint at writing essays but love writing stories.

They spend hours creating fictional worlds and populating them with characters in trouble who are looking for a happy ending.

Fiction is a powerful tool to influence readers’ hearts. Let’s equip our fiction writers with practices and insights that will give them success. You can read more about how authors grab readers’ hearts here.

As an added bonus, students who learn how to write more effectively in the world of fiction are absorbing communication skills they will use in their essay and research papers as well.

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein before she was 19 years old. Christopher Paolini was only 15 when he wrote the first words to his best-selling Eragon. And Jane Austen wrote her first novel at age 14. When will your student be signing autographs?

These prompts are geared for students in 7th-12th grade. Use them now or bookmark them for later.

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