This post has links to writing prompts and writing frames for all ages. This section is for elementary students. Scroll down for secondary and adult writing group prompts. Thank you. Most are free instant downloads.

In our free eMember area, these PDF may be found: adventure writing, space theme writing with a word wall, and several animal fiction and nonfiction writing frames. As well as dozens of other freebies!

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Elementary Grades Writing Prompts and Frames Freebies

About the author pages are to be filled out by the writers for publishing writing pieces. Four vocabulary pages are included which could be added to student writing folders or binders.

About the Author Fill-in-the-blank Pages

35 adventure writing pages with differentiation — set one requires little writing for emergent writers, set two has more space for writing and drawing, and then decorated paper is provided for independent writers.

Adventure Writing Frames with Differentation

Writing paper — decorated pages with designs and vocabulary can help perk up writing workshop.  There are blank pages as well that may be used for handwriting practice.

First-grade Writing School Year

Kindergarten writing pages decorated with seasons and holidays to help through the year writing centers.  There are blank pages as well.

Kindergarten Writing School Year

Kindergarten writing frames to engage kindergartners who enjoy outer space are available in our free eMembers area. Then log in and find this download on the free downloads page.

Kindergarten Space Writing

Free grade 2 word wall printable.  This PDF opens in our free eMember area.  It is intended to accompany writing workshop or class writing time and could be added to the writing binder.

Grade Two Word Wall Free PDF

Letter writing to family and friends is a good second-grade lesson. The free printable is in our free Amember area. The templates are for friendly letters (as in not business letters) and could be part of shared research.

Letter Writing Project

Free Educational and Writing Penguin Printable –The writing printable pages include pocket chart cards, writing frames, and a coloring page.

Penguin theme writing freebie

Penguin Theme Letter Writing Frames Freebie — Links to several penguin theme free printables and a YouTube video.

Penguin Theme Letter Writing

Rain and Stormy Weather Writing Frames – This printable is in our free eMembers area.

Rain and Stormy Weather Writing

Students write about a shape they would like to be and why. 10 page PDF freebie

The Sad Shape Story Frame

Snow Stories and Story Map Pre-writing page- This printable is in our free eMembers area.

Snow Stories and Story Map
Individual Sports Word Wall

Sports Word Wall for Students A to Z (in our free eMember area)

Sports Word Wall A to Z
Animal Writing Narrative and Early Research for free eMembers
Secondary Students Writing Prompts

Picture prompts — The free printable may be used as quick writes, writing prompts for longer pieces, morning warm-ups, or as part of a flash fiction writing lesson.


If you like your fiction entwined with fact (faction), “flash fiction” is for you! Some classrooms use a quick write warm-up, and flash fiction would fit right in for those times.

Flash Fiction Prompts and Teaching Resources

Picture prompts free download — It could be used for morning quick-writes, very short stories, or flash fiction.

Sharing with Writers and Readers Blog Posts by Carolyn Wilhelm

December brings several holidays that are included in this month’s writing prompts. Free instant download PDF. 

December Writing Prompts

What is scary to you? Halloween is about having scary fun. The first six pages have written prompts as some people like to have those for possible writing ideas.


The fantasy writing prompts are free on the Sharing with Writers and Readers blog. The first six pages have a written prompt, then six image only pages.

February Writing-prompts-sharing-with-writers

February brings several holidays that are included in this month’s writing prompts. Free instant download PDF. 

February Writing Prompts

Generic prompts on Sharing with Readers and Writers blog, free instant download PDF. Please wait for the post to load.

Generic Writing Prompts
Historical Fiction Writing Prompts Free

The historical fiction writing prompts are free on the Sharing with Writers and Readers blog. The first six pages have a written prompt.


Writing Prompts Freebie for January 2021 — as always, the first six pages have a written prompt. Free instant download PDF. 


Did you know Proofreading Day is in March?  and Pi Day? Find the six picture prompts with and without text at this link for your free instant download PDF.

November Writing Prompts

November Prompts are free on the Sharing with Writers and Readers blog. The first six pages have a written prompt, and six pages have a picture only.

Dear 2020 from the Pandemic People Writing Prompts for the 15th

We are all thinking about the pandemic at least sometimes, and our lives have changed in some ways. Record some of your thoughts for history!


Western Romance Writing Prompts for Writing Group Quick Writes Free Instant Download

writing prompts for all ages