Review: November Creative Writing Prompts on Teachers Pay Teachers

The November Creative Writing Prompts booklet is a free download available on Teachers Pay Teachers. The booklet is a series of creative writing prompts that can supplement a classroom’s writing workshop, give students the opportunity to focus on fun creative work during the morning hours, or keep fast workers engaged if they finish their assignments before the rest of the class.

The sixteen-page booklet offers a wealth of fun prompts to get students interested in new topics. Some prompts relate to common themes in November surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday, but not so many as to exhaust the topic. Other prompts encourage students to write about the animal that is most like themselves, new ways to measure time, and thoughts on how to honor the country’s veterans. There’s an interesting section on funny analogies, a page that has the student draw a picture incorporating an unusual shape, and colorful graphics throughout. The cover can also be personalized for each student.

The author suggests that the workbook be given to students who finish their assignments in class early, but the pages in the workbook could also serve as stand-alone creative writing assignments with students receiving copies of one page instead of the entire workbook. There’s lots of opportunity for teachers to customize the workbook to suit their own classrooms and needs.

All in all, this is a fun writing workbook that will engage students in a wide variety of creative writing topics. The prompts guide students to use different types of creative thought, with some prompts asking for reflection on historical events from new perspectives and others that offer the opportunity to reinvent a way of doing a common task. There’s plenty of space on each page to write, and the graphics add a touch of charm and whimsey without being distracting. It’s a great set of writing pages for writers in second through fifth grades.

You can download your own copy of the November Creative Writing Prompts booklet here.

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Written by Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on and Facebook.
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