April 18, 2013


I've been sorting through all the files in my Downloads and Documents folders, trying to gain some semblance of organization. I say "SOME" because it's very little. I've made some progress, but there are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds... you get the picture... of files. I have soooooo many teaching ideas that I will NEVER have the time to be able to use all of them. Thus, I'm trying to find the best of the best. The only problem is: THEY ARE ALL GOOD!

I have visited blogs for several years and borrowed loads of terrific freebies, purchased many paid items, and created many of my own. Here's something I found that I had started working on a LONG time ago, updated last summer but had never finished. I was planning on using this with my sixth grade class this year, however that never happened. It will for next year though!

I quickly put it all together, popped it into my new USE THIS SOON folder (yes I actually named it that), and then thought... Why not share it? So I am.

This is a packet of 26 picture prompts to inspire your students to write stories, poems, news articles, etc. I recently aligned the prompts to the CCSS ELA for Grade Six. I use these types of prompts on a regular basis (I have another packet of these plus a pinterest board), projecting them on a Smartboard or a large screen TV during Language Arts workshop, when the kiddos write, read, work on leveled spelling units, complete task cards, et al. If you'd like the picture prompts, you can click on the above graphic, or right HERE.

If you're interested in my writing prompts Pinterest board, here's a preview. There are some great photos, actual writing prompts, and various writing aids here. Have fun looking through the pins, but please don't blame me if you spend the entire evening searching.

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Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. Okay-I'm going to try not to blame you, so here it goes....I'm headed to pinterest. THANKS! :)I already see one picture that I would love to write about-the squirrel with his hands up! Did I just say his hands??

    I Run Read Teach

    1. I hope that the reason I haven't heard anything from you this weekend is NOT because you are still pinning away! LOL! I'm guessing you did find MANY great prompts there ;)

      Have a super week,
      The Teacher's Desk 6

  2. These look great, Angela! I can certainly use these with my grade 5 class! I'm also your newest follower!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  3. Angela,

    I'm thrilled to find another 6th grade blog to follow! I'll definitely be back to visit again soon. Thanks for posting this great freebie.



  4. What a great resource. I'm glad it's geared for upper elementary. Thank you.

  5. These are really awesome! I love the pictures!

    Autism Classroom News


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