Below are daily writing prompts for the month of November. The majority of the prompts are related to the various events on our November 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.
Don't forget to also print a copy of our November Events Calendar. This will help you utilize the daily writing prompts.
We also have a bunch of other November Activities, Lesson Plans and Resources.
On this day in 1870, the U.S. Weather Service was established. Is your town an area that may be affected by severe weather such as tornadoes or floods? If so, do you know what to do in case of an emergency? PDF
November 1st is "National Family Literacy Day." Tonight you will have the chance to complete a literacy activity with your family. Plan one of the following:
On November 2, 1734, frontiersman, Daniel Boone was born. Boone was most well known for his exploration and settlement of the area that later became the state of Kentucky. As a boy, Boone did not attend much school. Do you think it was important for the children of the early Pioneer times to attend school? Why or why not? PDF
November 3rd is “National Sandwich Day.” Use a paragraph to describe your favorite type of sandwich. PDF
Today is “National Candy Day.” If you could invent a new type of candy, what would it be? What would be the ingredients? What would it look like? What would it taste like? What would you call your new candy? PDF
On this day in 1834, the first wagon train reached the state of California. This first trail opened up the West. Would you liked to have been on that first wagon train? Would you have been up for the adventure and challenges? Explain your thinking. PDF
November is "National Peanut Butter Lover's Month." A large number of students today are allergic to peanut butter. Some classrooms and/or schools have even become "Peanut Free" zones. Do you think this is fair for the students are not allergic to peanut butter? Explain your thinking. PDF
November 6th is known as “Basketball Day.” The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, was born on this day in 1861. Is basketball a sport you play or would like to play? Explain what you know about the sport of basketball. PDF
Scientist Marie Curie was born on this day in 1867. Curie received a Nobel Prize for her discovery of radium and polonium. This discovery was a great advancement for science. Thinking about science and discoveries, what do you think has been the most important discovery? Explain your answer. PDF
On this day in 1859, the x-ray was discovered. Why has the discovery of the x-ray been important to medicine? Do you think there are any negative aspects to the x-ray? PDF
The second week of November is "American Education Week." Do you believe that children in the United States should be required to attend school? Why or why not? PDF
On November 10, 1969, the television show Sesame Street debuted. Some of the more popular characters included: Big Bird, Burt & Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Elmo. If you were asked to create a new Sesame Street character, what type of character would you create and why? Be sure to include the name, appearance and character traits of your new character. PDF
Today is Veterans Day. Take some time to write about the men and women who have defended the United States of America. Why should we appreciate all of the great work they do and sacrifices they make? PDF
On this day in 1815, Women’s Rights Leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born. Stanton is well known for her work in the furthering of women’s rights. Why do you think women were not allowed to vote for such a long time? PDF
Today is “Mom & Dad’s Day.” Take some time to write a letter and/or poem to your mom and dad. You may also want to write a letter or poem for someone else who is important to you. PDF
Today is “National Clean Our Your Refrigerator Day.” Do you know what’s in your refrigerator? Think about all the food you keep in your refrigerator. What is your favorite “refrigerator” food? PDF
Today is “America Recycles Day.” Does your family or school recycle? What is the value of recycling? Why is it such an important habit for people to develop? PDF
This week is “National Geography Awareness Week.” Why do you think Americans have such a difficult time locating the United States on a map? What can be done to help change this? PDF
November 15th is “Pack Your Mom Lunch Day.” Explain what you would pack in your mom’s lunch. PDF
DISCLAIMER: We have provided “suggested” grade levels for some of our writing daily prompts. These suggestions are made based on the content of the prompt, the interest level of the topic, or the level of background knowledge needed to have the most success possible with the prompt. Please remember that these are suggestions only and each prompt can be modified as needed by you, the teacher. Don’t hesitate to get creative and rework the prompt to best fit the age/needs of your students!
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