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Creative writing for k2

Creative Writing Prompts:
Ideas, Lists, and Teaching Resources

On this page, you will find a large list of writing topics that will spark creative ideas in your students during journal and creative writing activities.

I have created these writing lists during my 22 years of teaching experience. I have grouped these creative writing prompts together into categories of similar topics to make it easier for you to find writing ideas in the area that you are interested in.

First, you will find creative writing prompts for each month of the year. On these monthly web pages, you will find topics that pertain to each month’s themes, holidays, and events. You will also find writing ideas for specific dates and events for each month.

Second, you will find general writing prompts that you can use all year long with your students. I have divided these general creative writing prompts into the following categories: school, favorites things, friendship, memories, personal and feelings, famous people, animals, create or invent, what if, and story starters.

I have created this list of writing ideas for elementary school teachers and students, but many of these creative writing prompts are also appropriate for other grade levels as well.

As you read through these creative writing prompts, you will find links to related lesson plans found on Unique Teaching Resources. When appropriate, I have also included useful links to other informational websites. that will help save you time in planning your lesson activities.

Creative writing and fiction

Enjoying a wide range of fiction and being able to write stories are core primary school literacy objectives. In this section you’ll find lots of advice and worksheets to encourage your child to write their own stories, which will help them consolidate their literacy learning by putting their phonics, grammar and reading skills into practice.

You’ll also find out how reading and writing are assessed, what reading schemes are and how to foster a love of reading that will last your child a lifetime.

Articles

Children are encouraged to read and write a range of genres in their time at primary school. Each year they will focus on various narrative, non-fiction and poetry units; we explain how story-writing lessons help develop their story structure, grammar and punctuation skills.

Does your child’s writing lack a certain spark? We asked the experts for their top tips for injecting some colour into primary-school children’s prose.

Encouraging children to write a story of their very own can give them an enormous confidence boost, as well as help them consolidate their literacy learning by putting their phonics, grammar and reading skills into practice. Primary teacher Phoebe Doyle offers parents tips on how to get their children’s creative thoughts flowing.

Worksheets

Read these titles and words. Cut them out and put them in two piles, one for things you think belong in a fiction book and one for non-fiction. Ask your mum or dad for help with reading the sentences if you need to.

Green or barren, deserted or populated by amazing creatures – it’s time to enter an imaginary world! Your child will need to write a story set in an environment of their choosing, using the planning frame to help them organise their ideas before they put pen to paper.

Do you remember the story of the Three Little Pigs? Read it with your mum or dad, or tell them the story to remind them! Cut out these sentences below. Can you read the words? Ask an adult for help if you need it. You need to make three piles of sentences: one for the beginning of the story, one for the middle of the story and one for the end.

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Move over JK Rowling.

Children have such amazing imaginations and make up stories all the time. Encouraging them to write them down can be more of a challenge though! To encourage the budding writer in your home to put pen to paper, why not look at these:

Engaging with English

Created by an early years education expert, the Engaging with English pack will provide you with lively and original ideas to help bring four popular children’s books vividly to life. Whether your child is in the EYFS, KS1 or KS2, these activities are the perfect starting point for turning book-shy children into bookworms.

Storytelling: building the next generation of fiction writers

Encourage budding authors with our KS1 and KS2 creative writing toolkits!

Bursting with fill-in prompt sheets and inspiring ideas to get even the most reluctant writer started, the KS1 Creative Writing Toolkit is the perfect way to encourage children aged 5 to 7 to put pen to paper.

And if your KS2 child longs to write stories, download our KS2 Creative Writing Toolkit, packed with gorgeously-illustrated pages to write on, is what you need to inspire them.

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