Below are daily writing prompts for July 16th-31th. The majority of the prompts are related to the various events on our July Events Calendar. These events include birthdays, holidays, monthly celebrations, and important dates in history. Some of the dates include two different writing prompts to choose from. You can download a PDF form of the writing prompt.
Even though your students may not be in class all the days of July, use the prompts from those days as additional writing practice.
Don't forget to also print a copy of our July Events Calendar. This will help you utilize the daily writing prompts.
We also have many other July Activities, Lesson Plans and Resources.
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off for its voyage to the moon. Do you think we will ever live on the moon? Why or why not? Would you like to live there? PDF
On this day in 1955, Disneyland opened. What is your favorite amusement park ride and/or activity? PDF
July is “National Ice Cream Month.” First, describe your favorite flavor of ice cream. Next, create a new flavor of ice cream. What are the ingredients? What is your flavor’s name? Where will you sell your flavor of ice cream? PDF
On July 19, 1916, Eve Merriam was born. Merriam was a poet, playwright and teacher. She began writing poetry when she was seven. Think about your favorite form of poetry and write a poem. If you have time, you can add an illustration to your poem. PDF
Today is “Moon Day” to mark our first landing on the moon. There are many character traits an astronaut must possess. What do you think is the most important trait for an astronaut? Why did you select this trait? PDF
Today is “National Junk Food Day.” What is your favorite type of junk food? How often are you allowed to eat this food? PDF
July 22nd is the “Pied Piper of Hamelin Day.” The Brothers Grimm documented this legend. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the Pied Piper and summarize them in your own words. PDF
Robert Quackenbush, the author and illustrator of nearly two hundred books for young readers, was born on this day. When you grow up, would you like to be an author and/or illustrator? Why or why not? PDF
Today is “Amelia Earhart Day” in honor of her birthday in 1897. Earhart was the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the Amelia Earhart and summarize them in your own words. PDF
July is “National Recreation Month.” After you have looked up the word “recreation” in the dictionary, describe your favorite recreational activity. PDF
On this day, the Sesame Street character Bert was introduced. If you could create a new character for Sesame Street, what type of character would it be? What would you name the character? What type of physical and emotional characteristics would they have? PDF
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. This Act makes discrimination against people with disabilities illegal. Why do you think it’s so important that everyone has equal rights and opportunities? PDF
On July 27, 1913, Scott Corbett was born. Corbett is well known for the various series of children’s books that he wrote. Do you have a favorite series of books that you enjoy reading? Do you think it’s important for people to read the books in a series in the order they were written? Why or why not? PDF
On this day the first fingerprint was taken. Ed Emberley is known for his fingerprint drawings. Think of several characters you could include in a story and write the story. Using ink and your fingers, create your characters. PDF
Today is “National Lasagna Day.” Write a paragraph explaining how to make a dish of lasagna. PDF
July 30th is “National Cheesecake Day.” A local restaurant has asked you to create a new flavor of cheesecake for their children’s menu. What flavor would you create? PDF
On this day in 1790, the first U.S. Patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins. A patent “provides exclusive rights to make, use, import, sell and offer for sale the invention for up to 20 years.” Why do you think having patents is important? PDF
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