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Writing Prompts for Elementary Students — Especially Boys!

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Writing is an essential skill! Strong writers are far more likely to find success in school and in the career world than weak ones. One of the best things you can do to help your elementary student improve their writing skills is to provide them with plenty of opportunities to practice. These writing prompts for elementary students (elementary boys, in particular), are meant to help you do just that.

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Interesting Writing Prompts Matter!

Whether you’re a classroom teacher or a parent working with your child at home, getting your child to write is far easier when you can capture their interest. There’s plenty of writing prompts available “out there” for elementary students, but a lot of them are pretty vanilla. 

Write about a time you were sad. 

Write about a time you disagreed with a friend. 

Write about your favorite holiday. 

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with these! Any writing opportunity is a good one and I have used many of these myself with my elementary students. However, sometimes you really need to mix it up to get a child writing willingly. That’s why I decided to write up a few prompts of my own for my two elementary-aged boys.

Writing Prompts for Elementary Boys (and Probably Many Girls, Too)

Which brings me to the title of this guide… I almost didn’t reference “boys” in the title because I know how people get. NO, I most certainly didn’t put this guide together with the intention of excluding girls. However, I did write these prompts specifically with my four sons in mind.

Will elementary girls enjoy some of these writing prompts? I would think so! Unfortunately, my most recent meaningful experience with elementary-aged girls was back when I was one. This is not an area where I have any expertise. Raising and educating boys, on the other hand, is an area where I’m getting quadruple doses of experience daily.

In our district, in-person schooling has been out for six months, and there’s no definitive return date on the horizon. I’ve made a point to continue developing my elementary-aged sons’ writing skills during this time at home. Each of these prompts is one I have either already given them or will be using in the very near future. If you have similar goals for your student(s), I hope you find these prompts helpful!

Downloading Your Copy

To download your copy of the prompts, click the link below to be redirected to my shop page, where the system allows you to name your price. The suggested price is $2.50, but I don’t want cost to be an obstacle for anyone. For this reason, I’ve enabled the system to allow you to name your own price, including $0.

Once you’ve completed your purchase (or “purchase”) the file will be emailed to you. This name-your-own-price feature is new for me, so please email me at [email protected] if you experience any difficulties.


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