One of the best ways to make sure you stick with a daily writing habit is to have plenty of engaging topics on hand. Students of all ages thrive when they’re given boundaries with generous margins. This jam-packed Writing Prompt Calendar Bundle provides the perfect launching point, especially for those who complain, “I never know what to write about!”
By writing every day, not only do children become more fluent writers, they grow increasingly comfortable writing for longer stretches of time. Add the prompts to your writing center, use them for daily warm-ups and journaling, or assign them as a supplement to your writing lessons.
What Is Included in the Writing Prompt Calendar Bundle?
- Grades 3-8 | Journal All Year! Elementary Writing Prompt Calendar
- Grades 7-12 | Journal All Year! Teen Writing Prompt Calendar
Each set contains 240 writing and essay prompts to carry you through an entire calendar year and includes a wide variety of topics to inspire students from elementary grades all the way through high school.
The Writing Prompt Calendars are available only as a digital file that you print yourself. Upon purchase, you will receive an immediate download link to both PDF files, which may be printed in your choice of three formats (each containing the same prompts):
- Undated monthly calendars for January through December (12 elementary and 12 teen calendars)
- Writing prompt cards (24o elementary and 240 teen prompt cards)
- Writing prompt strips (24o elementary and 240 teen prompt strips)
Both calendar collections include printing instructions and a ideas for using the writing prompts. There is no single way to use the calendars, cards, and strips; they are flexible, so you can tailor them to your needs!
Examples from the Elementary Writing Prompt Collection
- Where would you choose to stay for a week: an underwater hotel or an igloo hotel? Why?
- When you are in a bad mood, is it easy for you to snap out of it? Why or why not?
- What emergency supplies should everyone keep in their cars? Why?
- Describe your secret hideaway and tell what you would do there.
- Describe your pet’s experience if it went with you on a whitewater rafting trip.
Examples from the Teen Writing Prompt Collection
Each week features five categories of essay prompts—persuasive, creative, argumentative, expository, and reflective, providing topics that inspire factual, imaginative, or personal writing.
- persuasive — Write a paragraph or two in which you persuade a friend to break a habit that is harmful to their physical, emotional, or financial health. Back up your argument with logic, examples, and facts.
- creative — Our lives can be compared to pieces of clay, which are slowly molded and shaped into finished works of art. Write about the feelings of a potter or sculptor as—slowly but surely—his clay becomes something useful and beautiful.
- argumentative — Where do you stand on the issue of consuming animals? Using examples, write an essay explaining why you choose to eat—or not eat—meat.
- expository — You have invited your best friend to join your family on a camping trip. Are you going to the beach or the mountains? Will you camp in a tent or a motorhome? Write a paragraph or two explaining how to pack for this trip.
- reflective — Write about your first name: Does it suit you? What is its significance? Do you like it?
The Writing Prompt Calendars are not dated, so you can use them year after year whenever you need writing inspiration for your elementary students and teenagers. Start at any month, printing out only the pages you need.
grades 3-8, Junior high and high school
Printables, PDF (available for immediate download)
Elementary: 78, Teen: 103
I have my middle school kids respond to a prompt every single day, and these have been wonderfully received. Thanks!
Amy, middle school teacher
I’ve been surprised at some of the writing prompts my kids have chosen and the level of creativity that has resulted…. [T]hey make a fantastic change of pace and provide an excellent source of consistent writing practice.
Kris Bales, Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Thank you for these! My boys are loving them!
Brandy K., homeschooling mom
I love, love your writing calendars. Each year I create a summer binder for my children, and writing is one of our main objectives…. I have downloaded and printed the June calendar for their summer binder.
Jessica C., homeschooling mom
I love the calendar idea – perfect for us. Thank you!
Sharla, homeschooling mom