Are you looking for fun autumn or fall writing prompts to use without mentioning Halloween? These 5 fun activities are sure to get kids’ pencils moving in August, September or October!
All About Apples Informative Writing Prompt and Activity
Do your students do a Johnny Appleseed unit? Perhaps you do (or can plan!) a whole apple unit where students get to taste test apples, visit an apple orchard or learn about the life cycle of apples.
As a class, we spend time researching different facts about apples. We use books, movies and even taste tests to use our senses to describe apples.
Then, individually, students write an informative piece all about apples.
This is a great and EASY beginning of the year informative writing prompt for students.
Autumn Narrative Writing Prompt and Activity
What do elementary students love more than superheroes?
Get students attention by reading aloud Ten Rules of Being a Superhero.
Then, as a class, talk about some things you would like to do if you met a real life superhero and spent a whole day with them.
Wrap it up by having students write their thoughts down on paper and viola.. you have a fun, fall narrative writing prompt. Students won’t even know they are learning!
When they are done, give students time to share their work with their classmates or put it out on display for back to school night or open house!
The Best Pet Opinion Writing Prompt and Activity
I like to keep my fall writing prompts easy and relatable for students.
Fortunately, students LOVE to tell their opinions.
An easy opinion topic for the fall is having students pick their favorite pet and tell why they love this pet.
There a lot of really fun read alouds you can include with this craft, including The Perfect Pet.
Spookiest Haunted House
Get students ready for October by having them persuade you that a house is or is not haunted.
Talk about your senses, and let students have fun with this creative writing prompt.
I love to hook students with the story Hardly Haunted. Then, we write about an imaginative haunted house.
This book is great because it builds suspense and leaves students on a cliffhanger… a perfect idea for them to add to their own writing!
Fall Writing Journal
Are you looking for a good routine to add to your day or writing block?
Have students practice building writing stamina by completing a daily writing journal.
These fun September Writing Prompts all center around fall or autumn ideas from every genre. It includes both a printable and digital version.
Coming up with fall writing prompts and getting students engaged is easy with these 5 fun projects.
Check out my ultimate guide for setting up writing to get your classroom into a great writing routine.
What are your favorite fall writing prompts or projects? Drop them in the comments below!
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