Daily Writing Prompts - September 16th-30th

September Writing Prompts

Daily Writing PromptsBelow are daily writing prompts for September 16th-30th. The majority of the prompts are related to the various events on our September 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 September Events Calendar. This will help you utilize the daily writing prompts.

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

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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!

September 16
September 16th is Independence Day in Mexico.  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about this country and summarize them in your own words. PDF

On September 6, 1620, the Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England.  If you had been a Pilgrim on the Mayflower, explain what some of your joys and fears may have been. PDF

Today is “National Play-Doh Day.” Play-Doh is a favorite activity of kids everywhere. Did you know that it actually started out as ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

September 17
On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed. Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill of Rights. Select one of these Amendments. After reading it and learning what it means, summarize the Amendment in “kid” terms. PDF

September 17th is “Citizenship Day.”  Explain what you think it means to be a good citizen of the World, the United States, your state, your town, and your school. PDF

On this day in 1976, NASA introduced the Enterprise to the public.  This was the first space shuttle and served as a test vehicle.  Regular shuttle flights began in 1981 with the shuttle Columbia. Do you think we should move forward with the idea of space tourism?  Instead of going to Disney World, your family may choose to travel into space.  What are your thoughts and opinions? PDF

September 17th is “Constitution & Citizenship Day.” What do you think is the most important ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 3-12) *New*

September 18
On this day in 1851, the New York Times newspaper was first published.  Do you think it’s important for students your age to keep up on current events?  Why or why not? PDF

Today is “National Cheeseburger Day.” These days you can find some crazy things on hamburgers including: ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

September 19
Residents of Mexico were shaken by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake on this date in 1985. Is the area you live in prone to earthquakes? Use classroom and Internet resources to learn the likelihood of you feeling an earthquake. PDF

On this date in 1819, poet John Keats wrote a poem entitled "To Autumn.”  In just a few days, autumn will begin.  Write a poem that describes the change in seasons. PDF

Today is “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” Write some fun pirate ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

September 20
On this date in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan began his search for the Spice Islands.  Magellan led the first successful attempt to sail around the entire Earth.  Compare sailing today to how it probably was in 1519. PDF

Today is “National Punch Day.” Does it mean punch - a motion with your arm? Or punch - a fruit flavored drink you drink? Make a ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 3-6) *New*

September 21
On September 21, 1928, elementary-aged students were introduced to the current event magazine called My Weekly Reader. This student resource is now available in print or digital formats. Why do you think it’s important for you and your classmates to stay up-to-date on the latest current events from around the world? PDF

September 21st is “International Peace Day.”  What can you do to help keep peace in:  your school, your classroom, and your family? PDF

September is “National Courtesy Month.” Make a list of people who you ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

September 22
On September 22, 1973, Henry Kissinger was sworn in as the U.S. Secretary of State. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the role of Secretary of State. Summarize your information in your own words. PDF

On this day in 1789, the United States Post Office opened.  In recent years, many people have begun to use email.  Do you think there will ever be a time in the future that the only items actually “mailed” by the Post Office are packages?  And all letters and magazines will be sent via email? PDF

Today is “National White Chocolate Day.” There is white, milk, and dark...so many different types of chocolate. No matter the flavor, chocolate can cover ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

Today is “National Ice Cream Cone Day.” Ice cream is the obvious thing to put in an ice cream cone, but what other yummy ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

September 23
Autumn begins today.  What is your favorite season?  Explain why you enjoy that particular season. PDF

"National Dog Week" is the 4th week of September. There is a saying that a dog is "man's best friend." How do you think this saying came to be and does it hold any truth? PDF

On September 23, 1938, a seven-foot time capsule was buried on the grounds of the World’s Fair in New York City.  A number of everyday items were placed in the capsule with the directions to be opened in five thousand years.  If your teacher asked you to create a time capsule today, what items would you place in the capsule and why? PDF

Tomorrow is “National Punctuation Day.” Your teacher will tell you how many sentences to write. You can choose the topic, but be sure ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 3-12) *New*

September 24
On this day in 1952, just off the coast of Japan, the underwater volcano, Myojin-Sho, erupted. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about these unique landforms and summarize them in your own words. PDF

On this day in 1789, the Supreme Court was established.  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the Supreme Court’s roll in our nation’s government and summarize them in your own words. PDF

Rosh Hashanah begins today.  This event is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about this holiday.  Summarize the facts in your own words. PDF

Today is “National Punctuation Day.” You will be adding punctuation to the ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 3-12) *New*

September 25
On September 25, 1513, Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean.  What types of things do you think we still have to discover about the ocean? PDF

On September 25, author and illustrator Shel Silverstein was born.  Silverstein is known for his crazy, fun and silly poems.  Read several poems from several of his books.  Select one of the poems and create your own poem that mimics the specific style, pattern, etc. that he has used in that poem.  Don’t forget to illustrate your poem, once again staying within the style of Silverstein. PDF

Today is “National Comic Book Day.” Comics can put smiles on people’s faces or even teach them important lessons. Choose a ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 4-12) *New*

September 26
On September 26, 1774, John Chapman was born.  Later in life, he became better known as Johnny Appleseed.  Johnny performed a “community service” as he traveled west spreading apple seeds.  Write about some types of community service that you could possibly perform. PDF

Today is “National Pancake Day.” Pancakes can be paired with a variety of toppings or fillings, and can be ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

September 26th is “National Johnny Appleseed Day.” Johnny Appleseed is known for his journey westward with the settlers, planting apple trees and ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 4-12) *New*

September 27
September is “National Classical Music Month.”  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about a classical musician and summarize your information in your own words. PDF

Today is “National Chocolate Milk Day.” Explain what you ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-3) *New*

September 28
Today is "Native American Day." Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about a Native American tribe that used to live in or near your area. Summarize your information in your own words. PDF

September 28th is “National Good Neighbor Day.” Explain what you think ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

September 29
On September 29, 1789, the U.S. Congress passed an act that officially established the U.S. Military.  Write a letter to a serviceman or servicewoman who is currently serving our country overseas. PDF

Today is “Good Neighbor Day.”  Make a list of everything you can do to be a good neighbor for those who live around you. PDF

As you may remember, September was “Better Breakfast Month.” At the end of August, you made a plan of how you could make your breakfasts better. ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: K-12) *New*

September 30
In 1849, Walter Hunt invented the safety pin.  Write a poem to commemorate the invention of this handy device. PDF

Today is “National Chewing Gum Day.” Gum is often not allowed in school. Write a letter explaining ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 3-8) *New*

Today is “National Chewing Gum Day.” Get creative and make a list of all the ... - Premium Prompt (Grades: 3-12) *New*

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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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