Writing Project Ideas

Create an advertisement for a newspaper from the time period being studied. Example: When studying the Land Run of Oklahoma, create an advertisement for a horse to ride in the run. Write an autobiography. For younger children, have them cut and paste photos of themselves from birth to present day, one to a page, and write a brief caption. Write a bibliography (Author, Book Title, Publisher, Publication Date) of the books used for researching a particular topic. Write a biography of a famous person studied in the topic. Write a 26-page alphabetical autobiography or biography, as an alphabet book. "A is for Arizona. (Name of person) was born in state of Arizona." Write a Book Review of a book read about the topic. Create a travel guide about a country, state, or city being studied. Create and draw a cartoon that illustrates something learned about the topic. Create a catalog of items that might be available for sale during the time period being studied. Illustrate facts related to the topic with charts and graphs. Write a Consumer Guide about a product that might be available during the time period being studied or about a scientific invention that was studied. Write a contract. Ex: Write a contract between Columbus and the Queen relating to his sailing to the New World. Write definitions to new words learned in the lesson. Keep in a special notebook. Write an editorial (Letter to Editor) for a newspaper that might have been published during the time period being studied. (Example: When studying William Penn, write a letter to the editor about the need for starting a library in town. Write an essay that persuades, informs, or entertains related to the topic. Write an explanation of how something worked. Write a fable related to the topic of study. Write a story about a character who lives in the time period being studied (historical fiction). (Character, Plot, Theme, Setting, Point of View, Conflict)

Bibliography) about the topic. Closing Statement) about the topic. Greeting. Details. write up recipes and then cook them. . Write poetry related to the topic. Create a menu for a restaurant of the time period. Pretend you are living at the time of the event you are studying. Couplet. Example: When studying sound. Write an Interview of someone being studied. Envelope) to someone being studied or about someone being studied. Closing.beginning writers (pdf document. Body. Haiku. Signature. Include front page stories. Write a News Article/Newspaper related to the topic being studied. classified ads. Ode. editorials. Blank Verse). Write a mystery related to the topic. Limerick. Create a magazine that illustrates what is being studied. Create a quiz about the topic.Create a flyer that illustrates something learned. Stanza. 7th+ Write riddles related to the topic. Epic. Write a report about the topic . weather. 4th+ Write a research paper (Note Taking. Signature. Create signs or posters related to the topic. Closing. 7th+ Write a resume to get a job during the time period being studied. Body. Create a newsletter about the topic being studied. Editing. Acrobat Reader needed). create a flyer about a new hearing aid being developed. etc. Envelope) to the chamber of commerce to ask for brochures and information about a state being studied. First Draft. Outline. Develop and write up a questionnaire or survey related to the topic. Use 30 Days of Poetry as a guide Write a postcard to a friend. Have a special meal which includes your recipes. Write a business letter (Heading. Write a report (Topic Sentence. Ballad. Cinquain. (Sonnet. cartoons. 
Use free forms as a starting point. Write a play related to the topic. Write a personal letter (Heading. Write a song about the topic. Rewriting. Greeting. Organization.

etc. the launching of the Titanic. rabies vaccine.Write a telegram related to the topic. . Here’s where you can use computer spreadsheet software. or how to avoid lung cancer. or diagram showing the parts of the anatomy. poster. Write a Thank You Note to someone that relates to the topic. or newspaper ad for it. television ad. radio ad. or the lighting of Edison’s light bulb. Write a speech for a political figure trying to get elected or a citizen trying to have a law changed. or write a letter from Moses telling the Israelites what to bring on the trip. Put together a consumer guide which compares two products such as Galileo’s telescope with brand “X”. etc. Create an advertisement for a product such as silk. sign. Write a script for a play or television show relating to a topic such as “As the Wheel Turns”—a show about the invention of the wheel or “Phone Improvement”—a show about Alexander Graham Bell. Make a travel brochure for a country or city being studied. compares one country with another as a vacation destination. price. Write directions on how to locate a city using a map. or compares foods for nutritional value. or a menu for an ethnic restaurant. the population and religions of countries of the world. how to build a pyramid using simple tools. Prepare an invitation to the inauguration of President Lincoln. and then create a brochure. Create a job application for an occupation from the time period being studied' Create recipes which would be eaten by people in countries being studied. Write a letter to Henry Ford suggesting he install a CD player in his new automobile. etc. Make up a chart. graph. a menu for weight loss or disease prevention. Make up a schedule of events happening during the Revolution. how electricity works. Write a newspaper article or editorial relating to a topic being studied such as a news flash about SCUD missiles during Desert Storm or an editorial trying to convince the citizens of Philadelphia they should insist that a telegraph system be installed at the local library Write a script and then video tape yourself doing a weather forecast based on actual data collected (or make up a pretend weather report for a pretend city) to illustrate your understanding of weather concepts. Write a contract of sale or agreement between two parties such as a sales contract for one of Edison’s inventions or a contract between Columbus and the sailors for sailing to the new world. the printing press. taste. the solar system.

cures. animals.See more at: http://www. Include descriptions.dpuf . symptoms. . collections. etc. Construct a time line listing the events being studied and add graphics for interest. sizes. amounts. classification. colors. diseases.100's of ideas here.howtohomeschooltoday. Write a book report . This is a good project on which to use a computer database. etc.Create a directory of names.com/freebies/teacher_tools/writing_project_ideas/#sthash.beVzN V1d.

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