Writing Prompts


Thankful and thoughtful writing prompts

We’ve gathered a dozen images suitable for writing books about Thanksgiving, and hope the following nine writing prompts can inspire you and your students to write a lot of thankful and creative books.



  1. Write one page each for the five things that you’re most thankful for.
  2. Where does/did your family go on Thanksgiving and what do/did you do?
  3. If you could choose any guest to come over for Thanksgiving, who would it be and what would you like you to do together with that person?
  4. My favorite parts of fall are ____ because …
  5. Write a recipe book for your favorite Thanksgiving dish.
  6. What happened after the stuffed turkey suddenly jumped down from the table? 
  7. Write a book with a Thanksgiving blessing to the people you love and want to thank.
  8. Explain Thanksgiving to someone in another country, who has never heard about the tradition.
  9. How will your Thanksgiving be different this year due to the covid-19 pandemic?

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Images to support students writing about covid-19

In these special times, it’s very important to give children a voice and the opportunity to express their knowledge, thoughts, and feelings. Writing is an obvious form of expression that allows students to share their thoughts and knowledge with others and at the same time save their experience of a historical time.

To motivate and facilitate that process, we have put together a series of illustrations and writing prompts. Encourage students to use the image bank, voice search, call outs (speech/thought bubbles), and record features to enhance their writing.



  1. How has your everyday life changed after the pandemic occurred? At home, at school, in the community?
  2. Write a guide on how to protect yourself, others, and your surroundings from the coronavirus.
  3. Write a story about a superhero who saves a lot of people from the coronavirus and defeats the pandemic.
  4. Tell about some experiences you have had during this time. How did you feel? What did you do about it? 
  5. Write a letter to the school principal, mayor, or politician about how you think he/she has handled the pandemic so far.
  6. Write a thank you book to doctors, nurses, and all frontline workers. 
  7. Imagine that you invented the covid-19 vaccine and were allowed to decide who to give the first 1,000 vaccines to in your country. Who would you choose and why?
  8. What has your family been doing together during the pandemic? Have you done something you do not usually do or something you have done more or less of than usual?

Tip: Create your own WriteReader templates and share them with your students.


Scary content for Halloween writing

For the month of October the following 20 new Halloween images will be available in the image bank to inspire spooky writing for your students.



Here are 8 writing prompts that will help scaffold students writing.

  1. What is the scariest thing that you have ever experienced? What makes it so scary?
  2. What was the best Halloween costume you have ever had? Write what made it so special.
  3. What was the best Halloween you ever had? What made it great? 
  4. Explain Halloween to someone from another planet, who has never heard about the celebration. 
  5. Create a list of corona safety rules for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating.
  6. Would you spend a night in a graveyard or haunted house for $100? Why or why not?
  7. Create and describe your very own monster. What does it look like? What’s its name? What’s its most scary feature?  
  8. Write a scary trick-or-treating story, starting from the minute the main character puts on his/her costume and finishes when he/she puts on normal clothes again. 

Tip: Create your own WriteReader templates and share them with your students.


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