Daily Writing Prompts - November

November Writing Prompts

Daily Writing PromptsBelow 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.

More Lesson Plans! We also have a bunch of other November Activities, Lesson Plans and Resources.

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November 1
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:

  • Think about your favorite picture book. Read the book aloud with your family. Plan on who will read which pages. You may want to plan a craft that your family could also complete.
  • Think about a story that your family could write together. You will want to have a setting, plot, and characters. Don't forget to include some illustrations! PDF

Today is “National Author’s Day.” Sometimes you have the chance ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 2
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

Today is “National Deviled Egg Day.” Deviled eggs are made by mixing the yolks of hard boiled eggs with mayo and some seasoning. What is ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 3
November 3rd is “National Sandwich Day.”  Use a paragraph to describe your favorite type of sandwich. PDF

Today is “National Sandwich Day.” What is ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 4
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 4th is “National Candy Day.” Which type ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

Today is “National Stress Awareness Day.” Studies say that today’s kids are ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 3-12) *New*

November 5
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

Today is “National Donut Day.” You will find a wide variety of donuts in stores today. These donuts come in a variety of flavors and ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 6
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

November 6th is “National Nachos Day.” What ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

Today is “National Saxophone Day.” The saxophone is just one of the many instruments ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 7
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

November is “Aviation History Month.” The Wright Brothers built the first airplane, which was made of wood from a giant spruce tree, and carried one person. Today’s largest commercial airplane, the Airbus A380, is made ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-3) *New*

November is “Aviation History Month.” The Wright Brothers built the first airplane, which was made of wood from a giant spruce tree, and carried one person. Today’s largest commercial airplane, the Airbus A380, is made from ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 4-12) *New*

November 8
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

Today is “National Parents as Teachers Day.” Think about all of the things ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 9
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

November is “National Gratitude Month.” Write ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 10
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

November 10th is “National Vanilla Cupcake Day.” If you were given ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 11
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

Today is “National Sundae Day.” Cherries, whipped cream, nuts...are any ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 12
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 “National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day.” It is said that this day was created as an opportunity for people to celebrate ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 13
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

November 13th is “National Indian Pudding Day.” This traditional New England dessert isn’t well-known today, but is sometimes ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 14
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

Tomorrow is “America Recycles Day.” Cans, bottles, paper...does ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

November 15
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

Today is “National Philanthropy Day.” The word philanthropy means ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

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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