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January Writing Prompts: FREE January Writing Prompt Calendar!

Twenty January Writing Prompts to inspire elementary students to think, respond, and write! Fun and interactive writing prompts in a variety of topics. Read on to find your FREE printable January writing prompt calendar!

20 FREE January Writing Prompts for elementary students. January writing prompt calendar - fun ideas for a variety of thought provoking writing prompts.

20 FREE January Writing Prompts for elementary students. January writing prompt calendar - fun ideas for a variety of thought provoking writing prompts.

November Writing Prompts - FREE writing prompts calendar including 20 FUN and engaging writing prompts for elementary students. Click through to get a copy of these fun journal prompts! #writing #elementary #languagearts

January Writing Prompts

Encourage your kiddos to imagine, play, and write with these engaging and fun prompts that will get their creativity flowing! January writing prompts cover:

  • Writing about real and imagined events
  • Stating an opinion with reasons
  • Informative/explanatory writing
  • Writing a letter
  • Personal narrative
  • Recalling experiences

This list includes silly holidays and fun topics for the month of January. You’ll love celebrating Opposite Day, National Pie Day, and writing a letter to the president in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

These fun topics are great for getting your kids really thinking. You’ll find a weekly pattern for your January writing prompts calendar:

Movement Monday – Get moving before you write!
Ex: Scurry around collecting small items. Writ about how you will use them in your mouse house!

How-to Tuesday – Write directions, instructions, how-to’s, and recipes!

Wild Wednesday – Anything goes with these funny prompts to get your kiddos thinking and smiling!

Thoughtful Thursday – Thinking about others and remembering events from the past.

Friday Favorites – List all your favorites (great for sticking close to a topic) or tell about your favorite things.


Use Writing Prompts to Practice…

• focusing in on a specific topic
• telling a story
• giving instructions
• using transition words
• putting events or instructions in order in a way that makes sense!


Free January Writing Prompt Calendar

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January Writing Prompts

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January Writing Prompt PRintables

Need a quick, no-prep solution for writing prompts? Check out our popular doodle-style journal pages with space to write, draw, and color.

20 printable write & draw pages that coordinate with your 20 January writing prompts! Find them here!

January Writing Prompts

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