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Twenty May 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 May writing prompt calendar!
May Writing Prompts
Encourage your kiddos to imagine, play, and write with these engaging and fun prompts that will get their creativity flowing! May 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 a wide variety of topics including fun holidays like National Tap Dance Day, Beverage Day, and National Photograph Month!
These fun topics are great for getting your kids really thinking. You’ll find a weekly pattern for your May writing prompts calendar:
Movement Monday – Get moving before you write!
Ex: Tape your paper to the underside of your desk or table and write a story titled, “The Hideout.”
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 the past, present, and how things would be different.
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
May 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 May writing prompts! Find them here!
Download Your May Writing Prompt Calendar
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