500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade

500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade

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by Bryan Cohen
     
 

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500 Writing Prompts for Kids is a book full of story-starters catered to the elementary school age group that is perfect for your language arts curriculum! Writing on a variety of topics (50 topics in total) can help to improve your students' imagination, creativity, reading skills, vocabulary and comprehension. These 500 prompts are open-ended questions that…  See more details below

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500 Writing Prompts for Kids is a book full of story-starters catered to the elementary school age group that is perfect for your language arts curriculum! Writing on a variety of topics (50 topics in total) can help to improve your students' imagination, creativity, reading skills, vocabulary and comprehension. These 500 prompts are open-ended questions that stimulate the imagination even in the youngest learner, and they can help students to become independently literate. Teachers (and parents) all experience levels will find that there are more than enough prompts for the entire school year that can be used over and over again each year. It can be used by teachers, homeschool parents, babysitters, tutors and even overachieving third-graders!

The book contains prompts on birthdays, cartoons, time and space, family, the arts, religion, health, the four seasons and over 40 more! They work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays and anything else your child might be interested in writing. Even prospective writers younger than first grade that are learning to read and up-and-coming authors older than fifth grade can use the prompts to stimulate their imaginations. Using these prompts any educator can find a story or book in his or her students!

Here are just a few of the applications the book can be used for:
* Writing tests
* Journal prompts
* Story, poem and essay exercises
* "Get to know your classmates" activities
* Spelling and grammar assignments
* Extra credit projects
* Writing songs, creating art and adding to bulletin boards

Author Bryan Cohen has spent several years creating prompts to stimulate the minds and pencils of adults and kids alike. His 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More has sold over 5,000 copies.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Kristal D
The questions are open ended and give enough detail to spark a thought in a child who otherwise would have no idea where to begin.I certainly would recommend this book for any family – struggling or not in the writing department.
Amazon - Erika Bragdon
Whether you are a home educator like myself, or a school teacher, or parent, this is a very useful book. It can also provide just plain fun conversation between you & your child (to) get to know your child better, encourage them to use their imagination, and have fun; the possibilities are endless!
Amazon - Debbie Ingold
I would recommend this book especially if you are struggling to figure out some creative ways to get your children to write. The format of his book will allow for young students as well as the older student in promoting the creative juices needed not only to write but to start thinking towards blogging.
Amazon - Miriam Abigail
Bryan Cohen did an amazing job, not only did he come up with 500 interesting, thought provoking questions, he also managed to word them in a way that leaves room for so many different answers, making sure that the child knows that there is no “wrong” way of answering the questions. I think (it) is a really brilliant book and I know we will be using this book for many years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012374059
Publisher:
Bryan Cohen
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
56 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Bryan Cohen writes about writing, comedy and embarrassing anecdotes from his life. He is also an actor, director and producer who enjoys dabbling in both theatre and film in Chicago, Illinois. Bryan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 with degrees in English and Dramatic Art with a minor in Creative Writing. He has written or co-written the plays Chekhov Kegstand, Something from Nothing, Kerpow! and The Morning After. His books include 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More, Sharpening the Pencil: Essays on Writing, Motivation and Enjoying Your Life and the upcoming Writer on the Side: How to Write Your Book Around Your 9 to 5 Job.

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