Writing prompt library complete!

The unitedstreaming writing prompt library now hosts over 500 writing prompts.

The new writing prompts are based on the national English/Language Arts standards for writing by the NCTE—National Council of Teachers of English.

These prompts also feature:

  • Difficulty levels that cover students from those beginning the writing process to those who are in AP courses
  • Descriptive, Narrative, Expository, and Persuasive prompts for grades 3-12
  • Analysis prompts for grades 9-12

Each prompt includes images that relate to content taught across the country—both literary and non-literary, i.e., social studies, science, philosophy, cultural, community, and more.

To access the Writing Prompt library, log into unitedstreaming and click on the Teacher Center.  Then click on the Writing Prompt Icon.Writing_prompts_3

To search the entire Writing Prompt Library, look inside the Search Writing Prompt Library box and uncheck the top three boxes – leaving only the unitedstreaming Writing Prompts box checked. Wp_library  And in no time you’ll see the 500+ writing prompts appear on your screen.

Tying it all together:
Speaking of time, did you know that on March 19, 1918, Congress enacted Daylight Savings Time into law? I found that out today when I clicked on the unitedstreaming Calendar feature.

And now you can tie the Daylight Savings Time video segments and encyclopedia article to a Writing Prompt and create a unit on Time. To get you started, I found two prompts Too Little Time (grades 6-8) and Inevitable Change (grades 9-12), that address time in two very different ways. 

And now, at this moment in time, you and I have arrived at the end of yet another posting.

Until the next time 😉
Matt Monjan
Discovery Education, unitedstreaming


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One Comment;

  1. Patricia A. Hawkenson said:

    I have been using these prompts already in my 6th grade classes. I began by defining the four types of writing and what the writer should focus on. I also read a good example of each type. I printed a ‘class set’ that fits a particular style such as Expository or Narrative and have students write on the given topic for 15 min. There were plenty of topics so I was able to let students trade for a new topic if the first one didn’t interest them. I am saving these writings in their portfolio binders as “Benchmarch” samples at the end of each quarter. It really helps me focus on skills needed by the class and also shows growth of skills for individual students.

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